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IServiceProvider Interface

Defines a mechanism for retrieving a service object; that is, an object that provides custom support to other objects.

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

public interface IServiceProvider

The IServiceProvider type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetServiceGets the service object of the specified type.
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This interface is implemented by a class or value type that provides a service to other objects.

The GetService method of this interface obtains the object that provides the service.

The IServiceProvider interface is implemented by a number of types, including System.Web.HttpContext, System.ComponentModel.LicenseContext, System.ComponentModel.MarshalByValueComponent, and System.ComponentModel.Design.ServiceContainer.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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