Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Windows Services
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content

Debugging Preparation: Windows Services

A Windows service is a program that runs in the background under Microsoft Windows. Examples include the Telnet service and the Windows time service, which updates your computer's visible clock. A Windows service cannot be run from within Visual Studio; it must run within the context of the Services Control Manager. For more information, see Creating Windows ServicesDebugging Windows Service Applications, and Windows Service Applications.

© 2015 Microsoft