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ServiceInstaller.StartType Property

Indicates how and when this service is started.

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

[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("ServiceInstallerStartType")]
public ServiceStartMode StartType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceStartMode
A ServiceStartMode that represents the way the service is started. The default is Manual, which specifies that the service will not automatically start after reboot.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

The start mode is not a value of the ServiceStartMode enumeration.

Set the StartType to specify either that the service be started automatically after reboot or that a user must manually start the service. A service can also be disabled, specifying that it cannot be started, either manually or programmatically, until it is enabled.

You cannot change ServiceInstaller property values after installation. To change the StartType, you either have to uninstall and reinstall your service, or manually change the setting using the Service Control Manager.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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