I'm looking for a little guidance and/or someone who may be interested in some freelance work.
I have an existing .NET solution made up of a few projects (C# console project, Windows Service, Installer Project). The installer wizard asks for a few parameters (database string, pwd), installs the console project, windows service, and starts then starts service. The service then makes various calls to the console executable on a scheduled basis.
I would like to port this project over to OSX and given my familiarity with C#, I'm exploring Xamarin / Mono Mac.
Here is where I need some Guidance:
Installer - it appears that you need to create a Xamarin.Mac project to get the packaging options within the IDE. Console projects do not offer the packaging menu option. Creating a Xamarin.Mac project creates UI which I don't need. I suppose I could use the Xamarin.Mac projects .xib to get the details that the Windows installer prompted for. If I do that is there a way to call the Xamarin.Mac project from command line without having a dialog shown?
Service - I don't know how services work on a Mac. I've read that you can schedule CRON jobs which I suppose I could leverage. Any guidance on how to accomplish this would be helpful.
Thanks in advance,