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Simple Windows Service which sends auto Email alerts

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16 Nov 2006CPOL2 min read
Sending Email alerts to your friends saying Good Day


   Sample screenshot Download sourcecode


  This is Ravindra, Implemented a windows service in one of my project and like to place a

 sample Windows service for the very Basic users of .Net.

     First Create a table in Msaccess with Name  'Empdata'

       Sample screenshot

 1.Open Visual > Select New Project 

              Sample screenshot

     2.Select Windows Service and give Name as 'GoodDay' and Click Ok.

     3.Right Click the Design and Select Properties and give the Name and ServiceName as 

        'GoodDay' and set AutoLog to 'True'

     4.Drag and drop the OleDbConnection and Select its properties and change its name to

        'conn' and provide the connection String(I provided the Database sample(Ms

         Access)) along with this code.

     5.Right Click the Design and select View Code and

        Select Project > Add Reference > Select System.Web >Press Ok

     6.Now add the following to your code         

          using System.Web.Mail;

          using System.Data.OleDb;

     7.Declare DateTime mdt=DateTime.Now;

     8.    In static void Main()

         Edit the following Code

        ServicesToRun = new System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase[] { new GoodDay() };

     9. Edit the following code in onstart()


DataSet ds = new DataSet();

protected override void OnStart(string[] args)


DateTime dt=DateTime.Now;


OleDbDataAdapter da=new OleDbDataAdapter("select * from Empdata",conn);




foreach(DataRow dr in ds.Tables[0].Rows)



String mailtxt="";

MailMessage mm = new MailMessage();

mm.BodyFormat = MailFormat.Html;

mm.To = dr["emp_email"].ToString();

mm.From = "";

mm.Subject="Good Day";

mailtxt = "<font face='verdana' color='#FF9900'><b>"+"Hi "+dr["emp_name"].ToString()+"," + "</b></font><br><br>";

mailtxt=mailtxt+"<font face='verdana' color='#FF0000'><b>"+"Good Day." + "</b></font><br><br>";

mailtxt=mailtxt+"<font face='verdana' color='#008080'><b>"+"May today be filled with sunshine and smile, laughter and love." + "</b></font><br><br>";

mailtxt=mailtxt+"<font face='verdana' color='#0000FF'><b>Cheers!" + "<br><br>";

mm.Body = mailtxt;






10.Go to Design,right click and Select Add Installer ,you will notice two controls


11.Select  serviceProcessInstaller1 and go to its properties and change the Account

      type to 'Local System'

12. Select  serviceInstaller1 and go to its properties and change DisplayName and

      ServiceName to 'GoodDay' and make the StartType to 'Automatic'

13.Build the Solution(Cntrl+Shift+B)

14.Open the Visual Studio .Net Command Prompt and give the path of application

     for example C:\bin\Debug and then type InstallUtil GoodDay.exe

     to uninstall,  InstallUtil    /u GoodDay.exe         

 Sample screenshot


15. After Installation ,right click My Computer and

       Select 'Manage'

       and Select 'Service and Applications'

       and in that Select 'Services'

Select 'GoodDay' and start the Service.

                                     All the Best...................

Special thanks to Phani Kumar,Hyd.

                                                                             With Regards,

                                                                          Ravindra Donkada


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Web Developer
India India
I am Ravindra, working as a .net programmer

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QuestionWeb.Mail is not a Name Space to send the mail Pin
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Questionget fail message when i am starting the service Pin
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AnswerRe: get fail message when i am starting the service Pin
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QuestionHow can turn this service to execute weekly. Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
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special thanks, becoz i don't ve the idea how to send auto email, now with the help of this concept i'll definitely solve the problem, thank u so much
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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Questionone problem Pin
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QuestionRunning so nice.I need one more help Pin
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Generalvery helpful Pin
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QuestionHow to Use this service in Web Application Pin
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Generalservice started mails send the next day onwords it is not sending mails Pin
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QuestionRunning this on the server Pin
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Questionnot working Pin
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Questionmail sending delayed till service stop Pin
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