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Schedule Console Application Like Windows Service






Create A Console Application




File.WriteAllText(
  string.Format(@ "c:\temp\Files\{0}.txt", System.Guid.NewGuid()),
  string.Format("Files written at {0}", DateTime.Now)
);







Schedule An Application




  1. Open windows task scheduler (Start – All Programs – Accessories – System tools – Task Scheduler).
  2. Click on Task Scheduler Library
  3. On the right hand side click on ‘Create Task..’ (See the following screen shot)
  4. Picture showing the Create Task option in the scheduling screen

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    Picture showing the Create Task popup window with the General tab selected

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  5. Enter the name and click on ‘Actions’ tab. Following screen will come
  6. Picture showing the Create Task popup window with the Actions tab selected

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  7. Click on ‘New…’. Following window appears.
  8. Picture showing the New Action popup window

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  9. From the Program/Script section select the exe file and click on Ok (Button will be enabled when you select the exe file)
  10. Go to Triggers tab and click on ‘New..’ button.
  11. Picture showing the Create Task popup window with the Triggers tab selected

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  12. Popup window appears. In the popup window, select the checkbox ‘Repeat task every:’ and select the frequency as 5 minutes.
  13. Picture showing the New Triggers popup window

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  14. Click on Ok to close the popup window and again click ok to close parent window.

Output


Picture showing the text files created when the application runs at the scheduled time

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Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
 
Posted On  -  Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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