I have a windows form application that is designed to monitor payments made within agreed timescales. Once a timescale has passed any payments that are outstanding will get assigned as arrears.
What I need to decide is the best way to handle the task that checks if the due date has passed and then updates the related tables.
I was simply using a timer control to figure out the time of day but realised that there is no garuantee that a user will run the program which would lead to the updates not happening. So i need a way to fire the event whether the user runs the app or not. The app will be deployed to run on a server when complete.
whats the correct way to approach this kind of problem?