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ServiceController Constructor (String, String)

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

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

ServiceController (
	String^ name, 
	String^ machineName
public ServiceController (
	String name, 
	String machineName
public function ServiceController (
	name : String, 
	machineName : String



The short name that identifies the service to the system.


The computer on which the service resides.

Exception typeCondition


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


The machineName parameter syntax is invalid.

For the machineName parameter, you can use "." to represent the local computer.

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

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