System Tray in Windows?
dsc at swcp.com
Wed Oct 9 19:42:00 EDT 2002
On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 02:43 PM, Jim Biancolo wrote:
>  Is it possible to create apps in RunRev that act as services,
> chugging away quietly in the background (like a web server, for example)?
Hi, Jim! I wrote this (below) to the list about half a year ago. I'd
double check everything. If you find any trouble with this method, let us
know. Let me know! I'm about to use it Real Soon Now.
> On Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at 09:16 PM, Troy Rollins wrote:
>> So, how'd you go about it?
> I used srvany.exe to run the standalone as a service. It and
> documentation is in the W2K resource kit. (If you can find servany, but
> not the help, let me know and I give a few tips.) I couldn't get srvany.
> exe to work right by putting the standalone path into the "Start
> Parameters" field in services; I had to change the registry. (I didn't
> use Revolution to change the registry, I wasn't sure whether it could add
> I put my startup code in a handler named startup in the stack. This
> starts the send cycles and will eventually start the comm cycles.
> I was able to run the service with or without a GUI and with or without
> network communication (UDP broadcast for testing). (The common wisdom is
> that Microsoft won't let you do both, so I don't know what I did for that.
> ) There is a check box in services which controls this: "Allow services
> to interact with desktop." While you are logged out, the GUI is invisible.
> I haven't tested whether openCard or openStack are called when the GUI is
> turned off.
> If you know you will not need the GUI you might see if the service loads
> faster if you make the stack invisible. I haven't tested this. (I
> imagine the standalone going through the motions of painting, but the
> painting having no effect.)
> I haven't set up the dependencies yet. I don't think I have to since TCP/
> IP loads as a driver before the services.
> I bet one could run the simple chat demo as a service this way.
> That's all I know and perhaps a little more.
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