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Auto-start Windows Service after installation by adding code to service installer

//In the Installer class of your service, add a handler for the AfterInstall event.

[RunInstaller(true)]
public partial class ProjectInstaller : System.Configuration.Install.Installer
{
    public ProjectInstaller()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
	// ... other custom Installer code here
        this.AfterInstall += new InstallEventHandler(ServiceInstaller_AfterInstall);
    }

    void ServiceInstaller_AfterInstall(object sender, InstallEventArgs e)
    {
        ServiceController sc = new ServiceController(serviceInstaller1.ServiceName);
        sc.Start();
    }
}
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2019-06-18T09:32:35
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auto-start-windows-service-after-installation-by-adding-code-to-service-installer
<table class="highlighttable"><tr><td class="linenos"><div class="linenodiv"><pre><a href="#L-1"> 1</a> <a href="#L-2"> 2</a> <a href="#L-3"> 3</a> <a href="#L-4"> 4</a> <a href="#L-5"> 5</a> <a href="#L-6"> 6</a> <a href="#L-7"> 7</a> <a href="#L-8"> 8</a> <a href="#L-9"> 9</a> <a href="#L-10">10</a> <a href="#L-11">11</a> <a href="#L-12">12</a> <a href="#L-13">13</a> <a href="#L-14">14</a> <a href="#L-15">15</a> <a href="#L-16">16</a> <a href="#L-17">17</a> <a href="#L-18">18</a></pre></div></td><td class="code"><div class="highlight"><pre><span></span><span id="L-1"><a name="L-1"></a><span class="c1">//In the Installer class of your service, add a handler for the AfterInstall event.</span> </span><span id="L-2"><a name="L-2"></a> </span><span id="L-3"><a name="L-3"></a><span class="na">[RunInstaller(true)]</span> </span><span id="L-4"><a name="L-4"></a><span class="k">public</span> <span class="k">partial</span> <span class="k">class</span> <span class="nc">ProjectInstaller</span> <span class="p">:</span> <span class="n">System</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">Configuration</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">Install</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">Installer</span> </span><span id="L-5"><a name="L-5"></a><span class="p">{</span> </span><span id="L-6"><a name="L-6"></a> <span class="k">public</span> <span class="nf">ProjectInstaller</span><span class="p">()</span> </span><span id="L-7"><a name="L-7"></a> <span class="p">{</span> </span><span id="L-8"><a name="L-8"></a> <span class="n">InitializeComponent</span><span class="p">();</span> </span><span id="L-9"><a name="L-9"></a> <span class="c1">// ... other custom Installer code here</span> </span><span id="L-10"><a name="L-10"></a> <span class="k">this</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">AfterInstall</span> <span class="p">+=</span> <span class="k">new</span> <span class="n">InstallEventHandler</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="n">ServiceInstaller_AfterInstall</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-11"><a name="L-11"></a> <span class="p">}</span> </span><span id="L-12"><a name="L-12"></a> </span><span id="L-13"><a name="L-13"></a> <span class="k">void</span> <span class="nf">ServiceInstaller_AfterInstall</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="kt">object</span> <span class="n">sender</span><span class="p">,</span> <span class="n">InstallEventArgs</span> <span class="n">e</span><span class="p">)</span> </span><span id="L-14"><a name="L-14"></a> <span class="p">{</span> </span><span id="L-15"><a name="L-15"></a> <span class="n">ServiceController</span> <span class="n">sc</span> <span class="p">=</span> <span class="k">new</span> <span class="n">ServiceController</span><span class="p">(</span><span class="n">serviceInstaller1</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">ServiceName</span><span class="p">);</span> </span><span id="L-16"><a name="L-16"></a> <span class="n">sc</span><span class="p">.</span><span class="n">Start</span><span class="p">();</span> </span><span id="L-17"><a name="L-17"></a> <span class="p">}</span> </span><span id="L-18"><a name="L-18"></a><span class="p">}</span> </span></pre></div> </td></tr></table>
windows_service