Re: Is a Service application what I need?
From: Stig Johansen (aaa_at_bbb.com)
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 05:34:34 +0200
Bill N wrote:
> I have a project that must create reports at user defined times and/or
> when a user through either a web interface or windows app selects report
> asks for a report. Should I be creating a TServiceApplication or are
> other options? If a TServiceApplication does anyone know of additional
> information regarding a TServiceApplication besides the Delphi Help File?
I have done some similar with a service application. It wasn't reporting
though, but some data transfers.
I made a service app, that took parameters from an ini-file (scheduling,
The 'user defined' times was definied in the ini file, and 'controlled' by a
thread with sleep's.
The 'master thread' listens on a named pipe for user request and criteria.
This could be a listening socket as well.
The client windows app takes parameters from a form and sends them to the
The web interface was a simple ISAPI, which took parameters from the
request, and 'redirected' them to the named pipe.
- Just to give some ideas
-- Best regards Stig Johansen