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Windows-based Applications, Components, and Services 

This section discusses Windows-based applications, components of various kinds, XML Web services, Windows services, console applications, and 64-bit applications.

In This Section

Creating Windows-based Applications

Discusses how to create traditional Windows-based applications.

Components in Visual Studio

Discusses how to create components based on the IComponent interface in the .NET Framework. Also has a section devoted to Server-based Components for .NET Framework Applications, such as message queues and event logs.

XML Web Services in Managed Code

Discusses how to create and deploy XML Web services, as well as how to access them.

Windows Service Applications

Discusses how to create an application that is installed as a service. You can create services, install them, and start, stop, and otherwise control their behavior.

Building Console Applications

Discusses how to use the Console class to read characters from and write characters to the console.

64-bit Applications

Discusses issues related to developing applications that will run on a Windows 64-bit operating system.

Related Sections

Visual Web Developer

Discusses how to create Web applications.

Deciding Which Technologies and Tools To Use

Provides a guide to choosing which approach or technology to use, as well as links to more information.