Debugging a Windows service

OnPause, OnContinue and OnStop methods can be debugged by simply attaching to the [WindowsServiceName].exe process and setting breakpoints in the appropriate places.

The problem gets a little bit harder when it comes to debugging OnStart method, since there is no process that can be attached to, because the service is not running. There are many ways to solve this problem, but, in my opinion, the easiest one is to
call a System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch() method within the OnStart method in order to start a debugger programmatically.

A detailed description of this problem can be found here.

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