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How to make a background running application in Qt

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This article demonstrates how to run an application in background. It generally a requirement in Symbian (mobile application in general) that we need a background task running always or started with a UI application. In this article we will see how simple it is to make a background running application which runs with out any any traces in Application menu.

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Devices(s): Emulator / desktop / device
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Platform(s): All Qt Supported
Symbian
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Keywords: Qt Application
Created: skumar_rao (24 Nov 2010)
Last edited: hamishwillee (11 Oct 2012)

my_service.pro

QT       += core
QT -= gui
 
TARGET = myservice
CONFIG += console
CONFIG -= app_bundle
CONFIG += no_icon # this will do the trick for hiding application icon from menu

when you want your service to start you can just call

QProcess myservice;
myserverProcess.startDetached("myservice");


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