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ServiceBase.CanStop Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the service can be stopped once it has started.

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

public bool CanStop { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the service can be stopped and the OnStop method called; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The service has already been started. The CanStop property cannot be changed once the service has started.

When Stop is called on a service, the Service Control Manager (SCM) verifies whether the service accepts Stop commands using the value of CanStop. For most services, the value of CanStop is true, but some operating system services, for example, do not allow the user to stop them.

If CanStop is true, the Stop command is passed to the service and the OnStop method is called if it is defined. If OnStop is not implemented in the derived class, the SCM handles the Stop command through the empty base class ServiceBase.OnStop method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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