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ServiceController.ServiceController(String, String) Constructor

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
Not applicable.



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.

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