Hi I have a web service (asmx).
I want to add a functionality where in I have to do polling for data on a URL. I added a timer and in the timer elapsed event handler I am checking for the data.
Is it a good design? Is there something better than timer for this in ASP.NET?
I have a issue with this where in the site / IIS goes in ideal state because of no requests, I have posted it in other forum on how to solve this problem.
What I wanted to verify is that, use of timer is a valid thing for my use case, or I should go for some other approach? Will it be too heavy operation for the service to have a timer of 5 minutes interval running in over there, which will be running for the lifetime of this application.
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