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ServiceController.ServiceType Property

Gets the type of service that this object references.

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

<ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SPServiceType")> _
Public ReadOnly Property ServiceType As ServiceType

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceType
One of the ServiceType values, used to indicate the network service type.


An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service was not found.

The service type indicates how the service is used by the system. The value of the ServiceType property represents a set of flags combined using the bitwise OR operator.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the device driver services on the local computer.

         Dim scDevices() As ServiceController
         scDevices = ServiceController.GetDevices()

         Dim numAdapter As Integer
         Dim numFileSystem As Integer
         Dim numKernel As Integer
         Dim numRecognizer As Integer

         ' Display the list of device driver services.
         Console.WriteLine("Device driver services on the local computer:")

         Dim scTemp As ServiceController
         For Each scTemp In  scDevices
            ' Display the status and the service name, for example,
            '   [Running] PCI Bus Driver
            '             Type = KernelDriver

            Console.WriteLine(" [{0}] {1}", scTemp.Status, scTemp.DisplayName)
            Console.WriteLine("           Type = {0}", scTemp.ServiceType)

            ' Update counters using the service type bit flags.
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.Adapter) <> 0 Then
               numAdapter = numAdapter + 1
            End If
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.FileSystemDriver) <> 0 Then
               numFileSystem = numFileSystem + 1
            End If
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.KernelDriver) <> 0 Then
               numKernel = numKernel + 1
            End If
            If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.RecognizerDriver) <> 0 Then
               numRecognizer = numRecognizer + 1
            End If

         Next scTemp

         Console.WriteLine("Total of {0} device driver services", scDevices.Length)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are adapter drivers", numAdapter)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are file system drivers", numFileSystem)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are kernel drivers", numKernel)
         Console.WriteLine("  {0} are file system recognizer drivers", numRecognizer)

.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.