[Mono-dev] Mono/Windows Services

Bryan Crotaz bryan.crotaz at silvercurve.co.uk
Thu Jun 11 21:01:01 UTC 2015

Turn an exe into a daemon:


To keep it idle, I'd suggest using Task objects, with a lambda for each
task with the work in it. They'll run on the thread pool. Then your main
thread should just sleep until a kill message comes in.

On 11 June 2015 at 21:49, Paul McEwan <paul.mcewan at atlium.com> wrote:

> I have a Windows Service that I converted to Mono.  What's the recommended
> way to keep it running in the background like a Windows Service -- i.e. you
> start it and it keeps running until you stop it?
> Should you just put a loop in the main thread that sleeps and wakes up
> every second and performs work?
> Or is there a better way?
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