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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


Type: System.String[]

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


An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service cannot be started.


args is null.


A member of the array is null.

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0