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I need to autogenerate images for dispaly on large factory floor monitors.

I orginally accomplished this (C# 2005) using a datagridview to create the image, then copying the image to a file. It has become an issue running the application on a server to generate the images being dispalyed on several monitors. I need to move this to a server and run the application "headless" to generate Image files to be dispalyed by a different application.

I cannot seem to find any examples where I can generate the datagridview images from a headless server? Any suggestions appreciated.

Sorry for the confusion, Headless is a term I use for a system running without a monitor. In this case, the applicaiton is actually running on a server in another building as a service. The server runs 24/7, the application is running on a timed basis about every 5 minutes. It goes to a database and gets the current status of 100 or so systems running on our production floor. The datagridview is quick and easy to integrate with database queries to get a nicely formated representtion of the status of each floor system. The problem is for this to work, the server must stay logged in with the application minimized. I need to take this application currently using a datagridview and modify it to run as a service, with no monitor. Instead of updating a screen, the code now takes the image that is "dispalyed" and writes it to (multiple) output files (.jpg) to be displayed by other applications. The "display" application is located on multiple computers throughout the plant, the display side monitors the date/time stamp on the files and refreshes the screen as the files are updated by the application running on the server.

Thanks in advance!
Posted 27-Sep-12 4:38am
Updated 8-Oct-12 5:11am
sjelen 27-Sep-12 11:59am
Can you share your code so we can get better understanding of problem?
What do you mean by 'headless'? A console application? A Windows service? Web application?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Sep-12 20:33pm
--"Once again, my request to join the Headless Hunt has been denied..." :-)
vibrantice 3-Sep-14 20:01pm
Did you ever solve this?

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