I am trying to write an application to do various things, one of the elements is going to require a service,

The service is called myService.vb and is part of the main solution containing frmMenu which has a button (btnRegister). Is it possible to programaticaly register this service?

Alternative question: How can accomplish this goal by another means, I am using Visual Studio 2013, the setup builders have been removed in this version I understand

Thanks in advance

Here is a decent article on Windows services.

As for as deployement, does 2013 include ClickOnce?

The "Add Installer" bit has been removed in VS2013 so has one click

Had a stupid moment,
right click the service designer (where you drop the controls) Click "Add Installer" exactly where it's always been.
face palm

commented: Awesome. You had me worried MS decided to go all out and charge for any deployment method. +8