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ServiceController.GetServices Method (String)

Retrieves all the services on the specified computer, except for the device driver services.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetServices ( _
	machineName As String _
) As ServiceController()
'Usage
Dim machineName As String 
Dim returnValue As ServiceController()

returnValue = ServiceController.GetServices(machineName)

Parameters

machineName
Type: System.String

The computer from which to retrieve the services.

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController()
An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a service on the specified computer.

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

ArgumentException

The machineName parameter has invalid syntax.

GetServices returns only the non-device driver services and the services that are not drivers from the specified computer. To retrieve device driver services, call the GetDevices method. Together, the two methods provide access to all the services on a computer.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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