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exe/dll as scheduled task

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Hi all,
I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a scheduled
task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface. What I don't
understand is what kind of project I need to create in Visual Studio for
this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class Library or Windows
Service? Please help. Also any sample code would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance.
Mar 15 '06 #1
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FYI, I started it as a Console App but now I don't know how to close the
Console window automatically. Is it possible?

"helpful sql" <no****@stopspam.com> wrote in message
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Hi all,
I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a scheduled
task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface. What I don't
understand is what kind of project I need to create in Visual Studio for
this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class Library or Windows
Service? Please help. Also any sample code would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance.

Mar 15 '06 #2

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A Console app is most suitable for this. You do not need to worry about
"closing the console" -- when your app has finished it will exit by itself.
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"helpful sql" wrote:
Hi all,
I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a scheduled
task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface. What I don't
understand is what kind of project I need to create in Visual Studio for
this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class Library or Windows
Service? Please help. Also any sample code would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance.

Mar 15 '06 #3

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After Finish compile the Application,
simply run this application in Windows Schedule Task is fine.

"helpful sql" <no****@stopspam.com> wrote in message
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Hi all,
I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a scheduled
task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface. What I don't
understand is what kind of project I need to create in Visual Studio for
this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class Library or Windows
Service? Please help. Also any sample code would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance.

Mar 16 '06 #4

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The window should close when the main method ends. Make sure your program
is actually completing.

"helpful sql" <no****@stopspam.com> wrote in message
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FYI, I started it as a Console App but now I don't know how to close the
Console window automatically. Is it possible?

"helpful sql" <no****@stopspam.com> wrote in message
news:ef*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi all,
I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a
scheduled task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface.
What I don't understand is what kind of project I need to create in
Visual Studio for this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class
Library or Windows Service? Please help. Also any sample code would be
helpful too.

Thanks in advance.


Mar 16 '06 #5

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Can u pl. give the code to add prg to Task scheduler.

Dragon wrote:
After Finish compile the Application,
simply run this application in Windows Schedule Task is fine.

"helpful sql" <no****@stopspam.com> wrote in message
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Hi all,
I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a scheduled
task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface. What I don't
understand is what kind of project I need to create in Visual Studio for
this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class Library or Windows
Service? Please help. Also any sample code would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance.


Mar 16 '06 #6

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"helpful sql" <no****@stopspam.com> schrieb:
I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a scheduled
task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface. What I don't
understand is what kind of project I need to create in Visual Studio for
this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class Library or Windows
Service?


You could create a Windows Forms application without any forms. This will
make your application run silently without any user interface. Then you can
use Windows' task scheduler to create a task for running the application.

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M S Herfried K. Wagner
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Mar 16 '06 #7

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In Control Panel- > Scheduled Task -> Add Scheduled Task -> Next ->
Browse... -> (Choose your compiled .exe under bin folder of your project)
--> set the Time, and the Credential to run the Program.
Finish !

"profdotnet" <po*********@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Can u pl. give the code to add prg to Task scheduler.

Dragon wrote:
After Finish compile the Application,
simply run this application in Windows Schedule Task is fine.

"helpful sql" <no****@stopspam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
> I want to write a .Net solution that I would like to run as a
> scheduled
> task in windows. I am not going to need any user interface. What I
> don't
> understand is what kind of project I need to create in Visual Studio
> for
> this solution. Is it Console App, Windows App, Class Library or Windows
> Service? Please help. Also any sample code would be helpful too.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>

Mar 17 '06 #8

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Thanks...but what if I wud like to add the task thru C# code in my
appl...can u help pl.

Mar 18 '06 #9

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Use the at command

The AT command schedules commands and programs to run on a computer at

a specified time and date. The Schedule service must be running to use

the AT command.

AT [\\computername] [ [id] [/DELETE] | /DELETE [/YES]]

AT [\\computername] time [/INTERACTIVE]
[ /EVERY:date[,...] | /NEXT:date[,...]] "command"

\\computername Specifies a remote computer. Commands are scheduled
on the
local computer if this parameter is omitted.

id Is an identification number assigned to a scheduled

command.

/delete Cancels a scheduled command. If id is omitted, all
the
scheduled commands on the computer are canceled.
/yes Used with cancel all jobs command when no further
confirmation is desired.
time Specifies the time when command is to run.
/interactive Allows the job to interact with the desktop of the
user
who is logged on at the time the job runs.
/every:date[,...] Runs the command on each specified day(s) of the
week or
month. If date is omitted, the current day of the
month
is assumed.

/next:date[,...] Runs the specified command on the next occurrence of
the
day (for example, next Thursday). If date is
omitted, the
current day of the month is assumed.
"command" Is the Windows NT command, or batch program to be
run.

Create a command line and run it using the process class, sorry I don't
have any code to hand.

Mar 19 '06 #10

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