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Desaware Announces The Desaware NT Service Toolkit for creating true NT Services using Visual Basic 6.0 in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000.

Campbell, CA - May, 2000 - Desaware, Inc. this month announced the new Desaware NT Service Toolkit that allows Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0® programmers to create true NT services for the first time.

Not only do services created with this toolkit have the features and flexibility of services created using C++, but they are actually easier to test and debug than traditional C++ services! You can even test and debug services while they run in the Visual Basic development environment.

The toolkit offers all of the features a professional would need to create enterprise quality services:

  • Supports latest Windows 2000 features, but remains compatible with NT 4.
  • Ability to use COM components including database and Winsock from within your service.
  • Simulator allows testing and debugging of service as a standalone executable before deployment as a service.
  • Full debug and trace support of the service within the Visual Basic IDE while it is running as a service.
  • Easy to use background thread waiting on any NT synchronization object
  • Familiar event driven architecture with built in timer support.
  • Ability to control a running service using COM or DCOM.
  • Expose COM objects on a thread pool for high scalability.
  • Support for impersonation of clients (act on behalf of clients).
  • Launch arbitrary background threads for asynchronous operations.
  • Perform asynchronous operations on client threads.
  • Create control panel applets using Visual Basic for configuring your service.

The Desaware NT Service Toolkit is priced at $499 and is available now.

Product descriptions, full featured demonstration software and technical articles are available from our web site at

Desaware Inc., founded in 1991, is a developer of tools and software components for use with Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Visual Tools Suite and other component based software development tools.

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