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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:
static array<ServiceController^>^ GetDevices ()
public static ServiceController[] GetDevices ()
public static function GetDevices () : ServiceController[]

Return Value

An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a device driver service on the local computer.

Exception typeCondition

Win32Exception

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.

array<ServiceController^>^scDevices = ServiceController::GetDevices();
if ( scDevices->Length )
{
   int numAdapter = 0,numFileSystem = 0,numKernel = 0,numRecognizer = 0;

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

   for each (ServiceController^ 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 & ServiceType::Adapter) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numAdapter++;
      }
      if ( (scTemp->ServiceType & ServiceType::FileSystemDriver) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numFileSystem++;
      }
      if ( (scTemp->ServiceType & ServiceType::KernelDriver) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numKernel++;
      }
      if ( (scTemp->ServiceType & ServiceType::RecognizerDriver) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numRecognizer++;
      }
   }
   Console::WriteLine();
   Console::WriteLine(  "Total of {0} device driver services", scDevices->Length.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are adapter drivers", numAdapter.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are file system drivers", numFileSystem.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are kernel drivers", numKernel.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are file system recognizer drivers", numRecognizer.ToString() );

ServiceController scDevices[];
scDevices = ServiceController.GetDevices();

int numAdapter = 0;
int numFileSystem = 0;
int numKernel = 0;
int numRecognizer = 0;
// Display the list of device driver services.
Console.WriteLine("Device driver services on the local computer:");
ServiceController scTemp = null;
for (int iCtr = 0; iCtr < scDevices.get_Length(); iCtr++) {
    // Display the status and the service name, for example,
    // [Running] PCI Bus Driver
    // Type = KernelDriver
    scTemp = scDevices[iCtr];

    Console.WriteLine(" [{0}] {1}", scTemp.get_Status(), 
        scTemp.get_DisplayName());
    Console.WriteLine("           Type = {0}", 
        scTemp.get_ServiceType());
    // Update counters using the service type bit flags.
    if (System.Convert.ToInt32(scTemp.get_ServiceType() &
        ServiceType.Adapter) != 0) {
        numAdapter++;
    }
    if ((System.Convert.ToInt32(scTemp.get_ServiceType() & 
        ServiceType.FileSystemDriver)) != 0) {
        numFileSystem++;
    }
    if (System.Convert.ToInt32((scTemp.get_ServiceType() & 
        ServiceType.KernelDriver)) != 0) {
        numKernel++;
    }
    if (System.Convert.ToInt32((scTemp.get_ServiceType() & 
        ServiceType.RecognizerDriver)) != 0) {
        numRecognizer++;
    }
}

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

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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