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ServiceController Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the ServiceController class that is associated with an existing service on the local computer.

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

public ServiceController (
	string name
)
public ServiceController (
	String name
)
public function ServiceController (
	name : String
)

Parameters

name

The short name that identifies the service to the system.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The name parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or has length zero (0).

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.
ServiceController sc = new ServiceController("Telnet");
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}", 
                  sc.Status.ToString());

if  ((sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped)) ||
     (sc.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.Status.ToString());


// 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());

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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