ServiceController.GetDevices Method (String)

Retrieves the device driver services on the specified computer.

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

public static ServiceController[] GetDevices (
	string machineName
public static ServiceController[] GetDevices (
	String machineName
public static function GetDevices (
	machineName : String
) : ServiceController[]
Not applicable.



The computer from which to retrieve the device driver services.

Return Value

An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a device driver service on the specified computer.

Exception typeCondition


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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0