ServiceController.Start Method (String[])

Starts a service, passing the specified arguments.

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

public void Start (
	string[] args
public void Start (
	String[] args
public function Start (
	args : String[]
Not applicable.



An array of arguments to pass to the service when it starts.

Exception typeCondition


An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service cannot be started.


args is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


A member of the array is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0