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ServiceBase.ServiceHandle Property

Gets the service control handle for the service.

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

protected IntPtr ServiceHandle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IntPtr
An IntPtr structure that contains the service control handle for the service.

The service control handle is used to communicate with the Service Control Manager (SCM). The handle can be used to update the service control manager's status information for the calling service using the unmanaged SetServiceStatus function.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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