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ServiceBase.OnStop Method

When implemented in a derived class, executes when a Stop command is sent to the service by the Service Control Manager (SCM). Specifies actions to take when a service stops running.

Namespace:  System.ServiceProcess
Assembly:  System.ServiceProcess (in System.ServiceProcess.dll)
protected virtual void OnStop()

Use OnStop to specify the processing that occurs when the service receives a Stop command.

When the SCM receives a Stop command, it uses the value of CanStop to verify whether the service accepts Stop commands. If CanStop is true, the Stop command is passed to the service, and the OnStop method is called if it is defined. If OnStop is not implemented in the service, the SCM handles the Stop command.

If CanStop is false, the SCM ignores the Stop command. It is not passed to the service. The Stop command returns and throws an exception.

OnStop is expected to be overridden in the derived class. For the service to be useful, OnStart and OnStop should both be implemented in your service class.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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