ServiceController.ServiceController(String) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the ServiceController class that is associated with an existing service on the local computer.

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

public ServiceController (
	string name
public ServiceController (
	String name
public function ServiceController (
	name : String
Not applicable.



The short name that identifies the service to the system.

Exception typeCondition


The name parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or has length zero (0).

The following example demonstrates the use of the System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController(String) constructor to create a ServiceController object that is used to control a sample service. This example is part of a larger example that is provided for the ServiceController class.

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