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What are services

Irie Pascal can now generate Windows NT/2000 services. A service is a special kind of application, that can be started automatically at system boot time, or can be started manually by using the Services Control Panel applet. Services are intended to be non-interactive programs that run in the background, and can even run when no user is logged on to the system. Services generated by Irie Pascal can be run on Windows NT and Windows 2000. The authoritative source of information about services is the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN). You can access the MSDN on the Microsoft website at

Creating WinNT/2000 services

Services must be EXE executables, so in order to create a services you must generate an EXE executable. See creating EXE executables for more information. In order to generate a service you also need to tell Irie Pascal to generate a service, this is done by selecting Generate service application in the Code Generation Project Options. See code generation options for more information.

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