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ServiceController.ServicesDependedOn Property

The set of services that this service depends on.

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

[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SPServicesDependedOn")]
public ServiceController[] ServicesDependedOn { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController[]
An array of ServiceController instances, each of which is associated with a service that must be running for this service to run.

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

InvalidOperationException

The service was not found.

If any service in the ServicesDependedOn array is not running, you will not be able to start this service.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the set of services that the Messenger service is dependent on.

ServiceController sc = new ServiceController("Messenger");
ServiceController[] scServices= sc.ServicesDependedOn;

// Display the services that the Messenger service is dependent on. 
if (scServices.Length == 0)
{
   Console.WriteLine("{0} service is not dependent on any other services.", 
                      sc.ServiceName);
}
else 
{
   Console.WriteLine("{0} service is dependent on the following:",
                      sc.ServiceName);

   foreach (ServiceController scTemp in scServices)
   {
      Console.WriteLine(" {0}", scTemp.DisplayName);
   }
}

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
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