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ServiceController.ServicesDependedOn Property

The set of services that this service depends on.

Namespace:  System.ServiceProcess
Assembly:  System.ServiceProcess (in System.ServiceProcess.dll)
<ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SPServicesDependedOn")> _
Public ReadOnly Property ServicesDependedOn As ServiceController()

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController()
An array of ServiceController instances, each of which is associated with a service that must be running for this service to run.

An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service was not found.

If any service in the ServicesDependedOn array is not running, you will not be able to start this service.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the set of services that the Messenger service is dependent on.

Dim sc As New ServiceController("Messenger")
         Dim scServices As ServiceController() = sc.ServicesDependedOn

         ' Display the services that the Messenger service is dependent on. 
         If scServices.Length = 0 Then
            Console.WriteLine("{0} service is not dependent on any other services.", sc.ServiceName)
            Console.WriteLine("{0} service is dependent on the following:", sc.ServiceName)

            Dim scTemp As ServiceController
            For Each scTemp In  scServices
               Console.WriteLine(" {0}", scTemp.DisplayName)
            Next scTemp
         End If

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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