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