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ServiceController.Start Method

Starts the service, passing no arguments.

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

public void Start()

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

InvalidOperationException

The service was not found.

You cannot call Stop for the service until the service controller status is Running.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to check whether the Alerter service is stopped. If the service is stopped, the example starts the service and waits until the service status is set to Running.


// Check whether the Alerter service is started.

ServiceController sc  = new ServiceController();
sc.ServiceName = "Alerter";
Console.WriteLine("The Alerter service status is currently set to {0}", 
                   sc.Status.ToString());

if (sc.Status == ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped)
{
   // Start the service if the current status is stopped.

   Console.WriteLine("Starting the Alerter service...");
   try 
   {
      // Start the service, and wait until its status is "Running".
      sc.Start();
      sc.WaitForStatus(ServiceControllerStatus.Running);

      // Display the current service status.
      Console.WriteLine("The Alerter service status is now set to {0}.", 
                         sc.Status.ToString());
   }
   catch (InvalidOperationException)
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Could not start the Alerter service.");
   }
}

.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

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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