ServiceController.Start Method (String[])

Starts a service, passing the specified arguments.

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

public void Start (
	string[] args
public void Start (
	String[] args
public function Start (
	args : String[]



An array of arguments to pass to the service when it starts.

Exception typeCondition


An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service cannot be started.

You cannot call Stop for the service until the service controller status is Running.

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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0