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ServiceController.Status Property

Gets the status of the service that is referenced by this instance.

[Visual Basic]
Public ReadOnly Property Status As ServiceControllerStatus
[C#]
public ServiceControllerStatus Status {get;}
[C++]
public: __property ServiceControllerStatus get_Status();
[JScript]
public function get Status() : ServiceControllerStatus;

Property Value

One of the ServiceControllerStatus values that indicates whether the service is running, stopped, or paused, or whether a start, stop, pause, or continue command is pending.

Exceptions

Exception Type Condition
Win32Exception An error occurred when accessing a system API.

Remarks

The status indicates the current state of the service. The set of possible values includes several that indicate whether a state-changing command is pending.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] 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.

[Visual Basic] 

         ' Toggle the Telnet service - 
         ' If it is started (running, paused, etc), stop the service.
         ' If it is stopped, start the service.
         Dim sc As New ServiceController("Telnet")
         Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}", sc.Status)
         
         If sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped) Or sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.StopPending) Then
            ' 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()
         End If
         
         ' Refresh and display the current service status.
         sc.Refresh()
         Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is now set to {0}.", sc.Status)


[C#] 

         // 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());
         

[C++] 

         // 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");

         if (sc)
         {
            Console::WriteLine("The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}", 
                              __box(sc->Status));

            if  ((sc->Status == (ServiceControllerStatus::Stopped)) ||
                 (sc->Status == (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}.", 
                               __box(sc->Status));
         

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

.NET Framework Security: 

See Also

ServiceController Class | ServiceController Members | System.ServiceProcess Namespace

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