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ServiceController.GetDevices Method

Retrieves the device driver services on the local computer.

Namespace:  System.ServiceProcess
Assembly:  System.ServiceProcess (in System.ServiceProcess.dll)
Public Shared Function GetDevices As ServiceController()

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController()
An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a device driver service on the local computer.

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

GetDevices returns only the device driver services from the local computer. To retrieve the non-device driver services or services that are not drivers, call the GetServices method. Together, the two methods provide access to all the services on a computer.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the device driver services on the local computer.

Dim scDevices() As ServiceController
         scDevices = ServiceController.GetDevices()

         Dim numAdapter As Integer 
         Dim numFileSystem As Integer 
         Dim numKernel As Integer 
         Dim numRecognizer As Integer 

         ' Display the list of device driver services.
         Console.WriteLine("Device driver services on the local computer:")

         Dim scTemp As ServiceController
         For Each scTemp In  scDevices
            ' Display the status and the service name, for example, 
            '   [Running] PCI Bus Driver 
            '             Type = KernelDriver

            Console.WriteLine(" [{0}] {1}", scTemp.Status, scTemp.DisplayName)
            Console.WriteLine("           Type = {0}", scTemp.ServiceType)

            ' Update counters using the service type bit flags. 
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.Adapter) <> 0 Then
               numAdapter = numAdapter + 1
            End If 
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.FileSystemDriver) <> 0 Then
               numFileSystem = numFileSystem + 1
            End If 
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.KernelDriver) <> 0 Then
               numKernel = numKernel + 1
            End If 
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.RecognizerDriver) <> 0 Then
               numRecognizer = numRecognizer + 1
            End If 

         Next scTemp

         Console.WriteLine("Total of {0} device driver services", scDevices.Length)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are adapter drivers", numAdapter)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are file system drivers", numFileSystem)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are kernel drivers", numKernel)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are file system recognizer drivers", numRecognizer)

.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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