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Debugging service by attaching service to viusal studio Attach to Process

To debug the service from visual studio attach to process, follow the below steps.

  • Open visual studio as "run as administrator"
  • Open solution/project
  • Install the service
  • Start the service
  • From visual studio menu bar select Debug -> Attach to Process


  • Select show process from all users & Show process in all sessions check boxes in Attach to Process dialog


  • Select the service (Service will be appeared with the name which we have given in installer class. in our example it is WindowsServiceExample) and click on Attach button
  • Once the timer ticks is elapsed, debugger will be fired


  • Now you can continue debugging to test the functionality





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