Creating Needed Installers for Windows Services


This is not the Actual “Installer”. This is code needed for the Service to operate correctly.

We will get to Installing Later…

Add the Installer Code:

Create a new class file in your project and call it ProjectInstaller.

ServiceProjectInstallerStart

We wil replace the text in the ProjectInstaller class with the following code:

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1 Imports System.ComponentModel

2 Imports System.Configuration.Install

3

4 <RunInstaller(True)> Public Class ProjectInstaller

5 Inherits System.Configuration.Install.Installer

6 ‘Installer overrides dispose to clean up the component list.

7

8 <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerNonUserCode()> _

9 Protected Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)

10 Try

11 If disposing AndAlso components IsNot Nothing Then

12 components.Dispose()

13 End If

14 Finally

15 MyBase.Dispose(disposing)

16 End Try

17 End Sub

18

19 ‘Required by the Component Designer

20 Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer

21

22 ‘NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Component Designer

23 ‘It can be modified using the Component Designer.

24 ‘Do not modify it using the code editor.

25

26 <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> _

27 Private Sub InitializeComponent()

28 Me.ServiceProcessInstaller1 = New System.ServiceProcess.ServiceProcessInstaller

29 Me.ServiceInstaller1 = New System.ServiceProcess.ServiceInstaller

30

31 ‘ServiceProcessInstaller1

32

33 Me.ServiceProcessInstaller1.Account = System.ServiceProcess.ServiceAccount.LocalSystem

34 Me.ServiceProcessInstaller1.Password = Nothing

35 Me.ServiceProcessInstaller1.Username = Nothing

36

37 ‘ServiceInstaller1

38

39 Me.ServiceInstaller1.ServiceName = “NewService1”

40 Me.ServiceInstaller1.StartType = System.ServiceProcess.ServiceStartMode.Automatic

41

42 ‘ProjectInstaller

43

44 Me.Installers.AddRange(New System.Configuration.Install.Installer() _

45 {Me.ServiceProcessInstaller1, Me.ServiceInstaller1})

46 End Sub

47

48 Friend WithEvents ServiceProcessInstaller1 As _

49 System.ServiceProcess.ServiceProcessInstaller

50

51 Friend WithEvents ServiceInstaller1 As _

52 System.ServiceProcess.ServiceInstaller

53

54 Public Sub New()

55 MyBase.New()

56

57 ‘This call is required by the Component Designer.

58 InitializeComponent()

59

60 ‘Add initialization code after the call to InitializeComponent

61

62 End Sub

63 End Class

 

This will create the ProjectInstaller class and insert 2 Objects in the designer:

 


ServiceInstaller1 – Settings: The Service Name, Display Name, description, StartType

ServiceProcessInstaller – Settings: The Account the service will run under

 

In this example, the settings are set as follows:

ServiceName: NewService1

DisplayName: {blank} 
Description: {blank} 
StartType: Automatic – (will auto start on reboot) 
Account: LocalSystem – (do not need user/password. This will run under System account)

ServiceGrayInstaller

Now we have to build the project.

Services Part 3:>  Build and Install your Service

 

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