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Hi, I'm a newbie to C#, and have a question. What is a Windows service?

Is it somehow related to Background Component???
Updated 22-Dec-09 7:50am

A service is code that runs without any sort of UI, typically, and can either run on startup, or is started when it is needed. For example. SQL Server has a bunch of services that run to provide it's services.

Did you know that you can type 'what is a windows service' in to google and get a ton of information that way ?
If you need information on a windows service, try here [^].

If you are looking on building a windows service application in a .Net programming language, msdn is your best bet [^].

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