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FileSystemWatcher and Windows Service

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I have created a FileSystemWatcher application that monitors a set of folder
for changes. This works well as a windows app. I have copied the code from
the windows app to a windows service and now there are problems.

If I perform add/chg/del in the folder, the windows app captures all changes
(actually to a degree that I did not know happened - ie. 4 events for an add
of a file).

The windows service though will not pick up add's to the folder. I am
writing to the event log (my own) to show changes and those changes are
being logged to a SQL Server as well.

Are there problems with FileSystemWatcher and windows services? The routine
that writes the event log entries is used for all three events
(add/chg/del).

This is being tested on a windows xp pro workstation.

LLoyd Sheen
Jul 21 '05 #1
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