ServiceController.DependentServices Property


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Gets the set of services that depends on the service associated with this ServiceController instance.

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

public ServiceController[] DependentServices { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController[]

An array of ServiceController instances, each of which is associated with a service that depends on this service.

Exception Condition

An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service was not found.

The DependentServices array represents the services that the system stops if your application calls Stop for this service.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the set of services that are dependent on the Event Log service.

ServiceController sc =  new ServiceController("Event Log");
ServiceController[] scServices = sc.DependentServices;

// Display the list of services dependent on the Event Log service.
if (scServices.Length == 0)
   Console.WriteLine("There are no services dependent on {0}", 
   Console.WriteLine("Services dependent on {0}:",

   foreach (ServiceController scTemp in scServices)
      Console.WriteLine(" {0}", scTemp.DisplayName);


for connecting to existing services on the computer. Associated enumeration: ServiceControllerPermissionAccess.Browse

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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