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Windows Service with Windows Timer control doesn't tick

Aug 1 2011 10:11AM by Manas Ranjan Dash   

While designing a windows service if you are planning to use a timer control, make sure not use the System.Windows.Forms.Timer. The timer event will not tick. You have to use the System.Timers.Timer , which will work properly. I came to know about this after developing a windows service using the timer control. Also System.Threading might help, thoguh I have not tried this. private static System.Timers.Timer tmr;

    public AlertService()
        tmr = new System.Timers.Timer(30* 60000);

    protected override void OnStart(string[] args)
            //Attach the elaspsed event of the timer
            //Set the interval of timer to 30 minute and enable the timer.

            tmr.Elapsed += new System.Timers.ElapsedEventHandler(tmr_Elapsed);
            tmr.Interval = 30* 60000;
            tmr.Enabled = true;
        catch (Exception eg)
             //your log
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Manas Ranjan Dash
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  • Good one manas... But never experienced this problem myself as i always took code from google or my previous projects... :)

    commented on Aug 1 2011 10:14AM
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  • Possible reason - Windows.Forms.Timer depends on UI Pumps and that is not available here. Ideally it should work and I'll get it checked.

    commented on Aug 2 2011 12:14AM
    Sanket Shah
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  • Please share with us if you are able to use that, this will help. UI Pump is the reason even i am aware of that.

    commented on Aug 2 2011 4:25AM
    Manas Ranjan Dash
    39 · 5% · 1484

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