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ServiceController.Status Property

Gets the status of the service that is referenced by this instance.

Namespace: System.ServiceProcess
Assembly: System.ServiceProcess (in system.serviceprocess.dll)

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property Status As ServiceControllerStatus
'Usage
Dim instance As ServiceController
Dim value As ServiceControllerStatus

value = instance.Status

/** @property */
public ServiceControllerStatus get_Status ()

public function get Status () : ServiceControllerStatus

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the ServiceControllerStatus values that indicates whether the service is running, stopped, or paused, or whether a start, stop, pause, or continue command is pending.

Exception typeCondition

Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

InvalidOperationException

The service does not exist as an installed service.

The status indicates the current state of the service. The set of possible values includes several that indicate whether a state-changing command is pending.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to check the current status of the Telnet service. If the service is stopped, the example starts the service. If the service is running, the example stops the service.


' Toggle the Telnet service - 
' If it is started (running, paused, etc), stop the service.
' If it is stopped, start the service.
Dim sc As New ServiceController("Telnet")
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}", sc.Status)

If sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped) Or sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.StopPending) Then
   ' Start the service if the current status is stopped.
   Console.WriteLine("Starting the Telnet service...")
   sc.Start()
Else
   ' Stop the service if its status is not set to "Stopped".
   Console.WriteLine("Stopping the Telnet service...")
   sc.Stop()
End If

' Refresh and display the current service status.
sc.Refresh()
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is now set to {0}.", sc.Status)


// Toggle the Telnet service - 
// If it is started (running, paused, etc), stop the service.
// If it is stopped, start the service.
ServiceController sc = new ServiceController("Telnet");
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}",
    sc.get_Status().ToString());

if (sc.get_Status().Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped) || 
    sc.get_Status().Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.StopPending)) {
    // Start the service if the current status is stopped.
    Console.WriteLine("Starting the Telnet service...");
    sc.Start();
}
else {
    // Stop the service if its status is not set to "Stopped".
    Console.WriteLine("Stopping the Telnet service...");
    sc.Stop();
}
// Refresh and display the current service status.
sc.Refresh();
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is now set to {0}.", 
    sc.get_Status().ToString());

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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