Subject Re: [ib-support] Determining if the server is running
Author M Tuttle
Greetings Jamie,

I'm sending a demo written in Delphi that will show you how to do this to
your email address.

Hope this helps you out and is what your looking for.

> I'm writing a Windows application using Delphi and Firebird as it's
> database. In most cases, it will be installed as a stand-alone
> desktop application. I want to be able to determine if the database
> service is running when the application starts, start the service if
> it's not, and give the user the option to stop the service when
> closing the application. I'm presuming that end-users PCs may not
> be state-of-the-art, high-end machines and they may not want to
> leave the service running when not using the application.
> I tried using the TIBConfigService and TIBServerProperties
> components that came with Delphi 6, but they are very poorly
> documented. They would throw exceptions unless the service was
> active and would still indicate the service was NOT started even if
> it was.
> Any help would be appreciated.