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NAME ^

POE::Component::Win32::Service - A POE component that provides non-blocking access to Win32::Service.

SYNOPSIS ^

  use strict;
  use POE qw(Component::Win32::Service);

  my ($poco) = POE::Component::Win32::Service->spawn( alias => 'win32-service', debug => 1, options => { trace => 1 } );

  # Start your POE sessions

  POE::Session->create(
        package_states => [
                'main' => [ qw(_start result) ],
        ],
  );

  $poe_kernel->run();
  exit 0;

  sub _start {
    $_[KERNEL]->post( 'win32-service' => restart => { host => 'win32server', 
                                               service => 'someservice',
                                               event => 'result' } );
    undef;
  }

  sub result {
    my ($kernel,$ref) = @_[KERNEL,ARG0];

    if ( $ref->{result} ) {
        print STDOUT "Service " . $ref->{service} . " was restarted\n";
    } else {
        print STDERR join(' ', @{ $ref->{error} } ) . "\n";
    }
    $kernel->post( 'win32-service' => 'shutdown' );
    undef;
  }

DESCRIPTION ^

POE::Component::Win32::Service is a POE component that provides a non-blocking wrapper around Win32::Service, so one can start, stop, restart, pause and resume services, query the status of services or just get a list of services, from the comfort of your POE sessions and applications.

Consult the Win32::Service documentation for more details.

CONSTRUCTOR ^

spawn

Takes a number of arguments, all of which are optional:

  'alias', the kernel alias to bless the component with;
  'debug', set this to 1 to see component debug information; 
  'options', a hashref of POE::Session options that are passed to the component's session creator.

Returns a POE::Component::Win32::Service object on success.

METHODS ^

These are methods that are applicable to the POE::Component::Win32::Service object.

session_id

Takes no arguments, returns the POE::Session ID of the component. Useful if you don't want to use aliases.

yield

This method provides an alternative object based means of posting events to the component. First argument is the event to post, following arguments are sent as arguments to the resultant post.

  $poco->yield( 'restart' => { host => 'win32server', service => 'someservice', event => 'result' } );
call

This method provides an alternative object based means of calling events to the component. First argument is the event to call, following arguments are sent as arguments to the resultant call.

  $poco->call( 'restart' => { host => 'win32server', service => 'someservice', event => 'result' } );

INPUT ^

These are the events that the component will accept. Each event requires a hashref as an argument with the following keys:

  'service', the short form of the service to manipulate; 
  'host', which host to query ( default is localhost ); 
  'event', the name of the event handler in *your* session that you want the result go to;

'event' is mandatory for all requests. 'service' is mandatory for all requests, except for 'services'.

It is possible to pass arbitary data in the request hashref that could be used in the resultant event handler. Simply define additional key/value pairs of your own. It is recommended that one prefixes keys with '_' to avoid future clashes.

start

Starts the requested service on the requested host.

stop

Stops the requested service on the requested host.

restart

Stops and starts the requested service on the requested host.

pause

Pauses the requested service on the requested host.

resume

Resumes the requested service on the requested host.

status

Retrieves the status of the requested service on the requested host.

services

Retrieves a list of services on the requested host.

shutdown

Takes no arguments. Terminates the component.

OUTPUT ^

For each requested operation an event handler is required. ARG0 of this event handler contains a hashref.

The hashref will contain keys for 'service', 'host' and 'state'. The first two are those passed in the original query. 'state' is the operation that was requested.

result

For most cases this will be just a true value. For 'status', it will be a hashref that will be populated with entries corresponding to the SERVICE_STATUS structure of the Win32 API. See the Win32 Platform SDK documentation for details of this structure. For 'services' it will be a hashref populated with the descriptive service names as keys and the short names as the values.

error

In the event of an error occurring this will be defined. It is an arrayref which contains the error code and the formatted error relating to that code.

CAVEATS ^

This module will only work on Win32. But you guessed that already :)

AUTHOR ^

Chris BinGOs Williams <chris@bingosnet.co.uk>

LICENSE ^

Copyright © Chris Williams.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO ^

Win32::Service

POE

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