What is a Service?

A service is nothing else, than an autonomous application. To be more precise, these applications are running unattended without any User Interface in general and in the background. Another name for a Service is daemon, which is fairly used in the Unix world. An example for a Service is a printer spooler. It is waiting for documents to be printed in the background. Another example is a WebServer.

Service applications can be run by themselves or can be developed as a library, which is executed by a Hosting application.

More detailed information on Services can be found here.

Last edited May 31, 2008 at 11:01 AM by PeterNowak, version 3


Hemaivvala Jun 30, 2009 at 4:39 AM 
Thanks for worthful material.One request from my side is Please provide step by step process to build Mobile Services.Initially which template need to select wether Device Application or Class Library.
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