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ServiceController.GetDevices Method (String)

Retrieves the device driver services on the specified computer.

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

static member GetDevices : 
        machineName:string -> ServiceController[] 


Type: System.String
The computer from which to retrieve the device driver services.

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController[]
An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a device driver service on the specified computer.


An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The machineName parameter has invalid syntax.

GetDevices returns only the device driver services from the specified computer. To retrieve the non-device driver services or services that are not drivers, call the GetServices method. Together, the two methods provide access to all the services on a computer.

.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.