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ServiceController.ServiceName Property

Gets or sets the name that identifies the service that this instance references.

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

'Declaration
<ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SPServiceName")> _
Public Property ServiceName As String
'Usage
Dim instance As ServiceController 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.ServiceName

instance.ServiceName = value

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name that identifies the service that this ServiceController instance references. The default is an empty string ("").

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The ServiceName is Nothing.

ArgumentException

The syntax of the ServiceName property is invalid.

InvalidOperationException

The service was not found.

The ServiceName identifies the service to the Service Control Manager. Changing this property causes the ServiceController instance to bind to another service, it does not change what the Service Control Manager's Microsoft Management Console snap-in displays.

When you are implementing a custom service, the value of this property must be identical to the name recorded for the service in the ServiceName property of the corresponding ServiceInstaller class. In code, the ServiceName is usually set in the main() function of the executable.

When you reset the ServiceName property, the method that sets the property sets this instance's DisplayName to an empty string ("").

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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