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Which language & IDE to use? (Small App & System Service on Win7)

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by DamnedFreak, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. DamnedFreak

    DamnedFreak Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I have got an idea to develop an app on Win7. It is rather a small project but it probably is required to rely on a system service, as it is supposed to run code on system boot and on scheduled times as well.

    My idea is to have a small .exe which is going to be used to configure the service (maybe via an XML config file?)

    Now I am looking for the right coding language and IDE to use.
    My only experience so far is that I was doing some development in VB6 back in the days, like 5 years ago.

    I am considering either using Visual Studio C# or either Python with some IDE (I found http://ironpythonstudio.codeplex.com/ but it seems outdated)

    Any ideas or recommendations ?

    Regards,
    Steve
     
  2. DarkPixel

    DarkPixel Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd suggest VB.net, C# or Delphi. Delphi is way faster, but it's exe has a bigger size. Maybe with UPX you could make the Delphi exe smaller.

    It's really up to you!
     
  3. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    VB.NET is the most straightforward choice.
     
  4. sameer5762

    sameer5762 Elite Member

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    Yeah Delphi is far better ...go for it....:)