Which language is suitable JAVA or C# for simple utility ?

Want to develop a simple tool which installs into windows (xp,7,8,10) and run in background on startup.
It just detect if internal or external USB webcamera is present or not (simple write a log file if camera doesn't exist).

Now my question is which language and IDE is suitable for it ?
JAVA or C# ?
Bharpinder SinghDeveloperAsked:
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CEHJCommented:
C# is a much better fit. You can develop it and should be able to deploy it as a service
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Bharpinder SinghDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Any lightweight IDE , you want to suggest?
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CEHJCommented:
Isn't there are free version of Visual Studio? This is really not my field ;)
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Bharpinder SinghDeveloperAuthor Commented:
i am trying sharpDevelop
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Chinmay PatelChief Technical NinjaCommented:
Try Visual Studio Community Edition Or Visual Studio Code.
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
You can download the Visual Studio Community Edition (its FREE) from this Microsoft site, Best-in-class tools for any developer Under Visual Studio IDE select Community 2017.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
For an easy library to build a Windows Service look at Topshelf
http://topshelf-project.com/
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CEHJCommented:
For an easy library to build a Windows Service look at Topshelf
Are there not tools in Visual Studio to install as a service? Just asking .. ;)
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
The one I posted in my last post.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Are there not tools in Visual Studio to install as a service? Just asking .. ;)
Yes, but TopShelf makes it 10x easier and you can easily debug by running it as a console app. It adds it's own installation routine too
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