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Re: Problem Using Win32

by pKai (Priest)
on Dec 27, 2007 at 14:25 UTC ( #659201=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Problem Using Win32

Activestate's perlsvc from their "Perl Developement Kit" converts your Perl program to a Win32 service. If I remember correctly you also have to provide some subs with given name, which perlsvc wraps into an interface to the Windows service controller.

Im not sure there is a use for a (blocking!) MsgBox inside of service code, let alone on which desktop it will display (desktop of the user the service is installed under, if at all, I assume.)

If you just want an executable, you'll probably need perlapp from the same Kit.

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