How to Create a Windows Service Installer With SharpDevelop

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SharpDevelop is a free and open-source platform for C#, Visual Basic .NET and other related programming languages. It is typically used as an alternative to Visual Studio .NET from Microsoft. You may use SharpDevelop to create a Windows Service installer. You will need administrative rights to complete this task.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log in to a server computer using an administrator's username and password.

  2. 2

    Locate the installer C# script file that you wish to create. Copy the entire C# script by selecting all and pressing "Ctrl" + "C."

  3. 3

    Launch SharpDevelop from the "Start" menu, under "All Programs."

  4. 4

    Click the "File" menu and point to "New." Choose the option that says "Solution."

  5. 5

    Double-click to expand "C#" in the left pane. Click "Windows Applications" underneath it.

  6. 6

    Choose "Windows Application" from the list of templates in the right pane.

  7. 7

    Type a project name and choose a location where you wish to save the project. Click "Create."

  8. 8

    Right-click in the main window and select "Paste" to paste the entire installer script.

  9. 9

    Click the "Build" menu and choose "Build <ProjectName>." "ProjectName" is the name of the project that you created in the last step.

  10. 10

    Click the "Debug" menu and choose "Run" to test the Windows Service installer.

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