[Wellington-pm] Next meeting
Malcolm.Allison at computerland.co.nz
Wed Dec 29 14:45:43 CST 2004
thanks for the reply. i'm not trying to write to the desktop, but back
to the command prompt window that is being used to start the service.
just some brief bit of information to let them know that starting the
service has failed. even being able to tell them to look in the event
log (which i can write to with no problems) would be useful. i expeect
that what i need to do will also generate a message for the dialog box
you get if you start windows and a service fails to start.
From: Grant McLean [mailto:grant at mclean.net.nz]
Sent: Friday, 24 December 2004 2:55 p.m.
To: Wellington Perl Mongers (Perl user group)
Subject: RE: [Wellington-pm] Next meeting
On Fri, 2004-12-24 at 14:08 +1300, Malcolm Allison wrote:
> i'm creating a service (Win32) using perl and perlsvc from the
> activestate dev kit. so far everything is going swimmingly except for
> reporting startup errors back to the service control manager. i can
> write errors out to a log file, but would really prefer to have
> something useful output directly to the user.
It seems a little unusual to me to want a service to interact directly
with a user's desktop.
I'd have thought that the system event log would be the place for more
detailed messages from a service. You should be able to write to the
event log using the 'Report' method in Win32::EventLog (although I've
never tried it).
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