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ServiceInstaller.Description Property

Gets or sets the description for the service.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("ServiceInstallerDescription")]
public string Description { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The description of the service. The default is an empty string ("").

Use the Description property to describe the purpose of the installed service to the user. The user can view the service description in applications that display details for installed services.

For example, using Windows XP, you can view the service description with the Service Control command-line utility (Sc.exe) or you can view the service description within the Services node of the Computer Management console.

The following code example sets the installation properties for a new Windows service application. The example sets the service name, along with the display name and description. After assigning the installation properties for the service, the example adds the ServiceInstaller object to the Installers collection.

simpleServiceProcessInstaller = new ServiceProcessInstaller();
simpleServiceInstaller = new ServiceInstaller();

// Set the account properties for the service process.
simpleServiceProcessInstaller.Account = ServiceAccount.LocalService;

// Set the installation properties for the service. 
// The ServiceInstaller.ServiceName must match the  
// ServiceBase.ServiceName set in the service 
// implementation that is installed by this installer.
simpleServiceInstaller.ServiceName = "SimpleService";

simpleServiceInstaller.DisplayName = "Simple Service";
simpleServiceInstaller.Description = "A simple service that runs on the local computer.";
simpleServiceInstaller.StartType = ServiceStartMode.Manual;

// Add the installers to the Installer collection.
Installers.Add(simpleServiceInstaller);
Installers.Add(simpleServiceProcessInstaller);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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