Simon Simon - 3 months ago 11
C# Question

Self install windows service in .NET c#

I have read this question Inno Setup for Windows service?. I have same issue, but I dont understant the answer from lubos hasko. How exactly can I do it? Can you someone post me full walkthrough?

When I run code below, something is installed, but in list of service, I could not find it.
I have this, but this not work:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.Linq;
using System.Reflection;
using System.ServiceProcess;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{

public class Service1 : ServiceBase
{

public Service1()
{
File.AppendAllText("sss.txt", "ccccc");
}

protected override void OnStart(string[] args)
{
File.AppendAllText("sss.txt", "asdfasdf");
}

protected override void OnStop()
{
File.AppendAllText("sss.txt", "bbbbb");
}


static void Main(string[] args)
{
if (System.Environment.UserInteractive)
{
string parameter = string.Concat(args);
switch (parameter)
{
case "--install":
ManagedInstallerClass.InstallHelper(new string[] { Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location });
break;
case "--uninstall":
ManagedInstallerClass.InstallHelper(new string[] { "/u", Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location });
break;
}
}
else
{
ServiceBase.Run(new Service1());
}


Console.ReadKey();
}
}
}


I dont understad this either:

if (System.Environment.UserInteractive) ...

Answer

This is my complete solution, and it works. It is basically the same answer as in this question.

using System;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.Reflection;
using System.ServiceProcess;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
    class Program : ServiceBase
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {

            AppDomain.CurrentDomain.UnhandledException += CurrentDomainUnhandledException;


            if (System.Environment.UserInteractive)
            {
                string parameter = string.Concat(args);
                switch (parameter)
                {
                    case "--install":
                        ManagedInstallerClass.InstallHelper(new string[] { Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location });
                        break;
                    case "--uninstall":
                        ManagedInstallerClass.InstallHelper(new string[] { "/u", Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location });
                        break;
                }
            }
            else
            {
                ServiceBase.Run(new Program());
            }



        }

        private static void CurrentDomainUnhandledException(object sender, UnhandledExceptionEventArgs e)
        {
            File.AppendAllText(@"C:\Temp\error.txt", ((Exception)e.ExceptionObject).Message + ((Exception)e.ExceptionObject).InnerException.Message);
        }

        public Program()
        {
            this.ServiceName = "My Service";
            File.AppendAllText(@"C:\Temp\sss.txt", "aaa");

        }

        protected override void OnStart(string[] args)
        {
            base.OnStart(args);

            File.AppendAllText(@"C:\Temp\sss.txt", "bbb");
        }

        protected override void OnStop()
        {
            base.OnStop();

            File.AppendAllText(@"C:\Temp\sss.txt", "ccc");
        }
    }
}

and in same project create this class:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.Linq;
using System.ServiceProcess;
using System.Text;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
    [RunInstaller(true)]
    public class MyWindowsServiceInstaller : Installer
    {
        public MyWindowsServiceInstaller()
        {
            var processInstaller = new ServiceProcessInstaller();
            var serviceInstaller = new ServiceInstaller();

            //set the privileges
            processInstaller.Account = ServiceAccount.LocalSystem;

            serviceInstaller.DisplayName = "My Service";
            serviceInstaller.StartType = ServiceStartMode.Automatic;

            //must be the same as what was set in Program's constructor
            serviceInstaller.ServiceName = "My Service";
            this.Installers.Add(processInstaller);
            this.Installers.Add(serviceInstaller);
        }
    }
}

Run this program with parameters --install/--uninstall as Administrator on Windows 7. Check the error log in temp. Check working log on the same path.

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