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ServiceController.DependentServices Property

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)

'Declaration
<ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SPDependentServices")> _
Public ReadOnly Property DependentServices As ServiceController()

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController()
An array of ServiceController instances, each of which is associated with a service that depends on this service.

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

InvalidOperationException

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.


         Dim sc As New ServiceController("Event Log")
         Dim scServices As ServiceController() = sc.DependentServices

         ' Display the list of services dependent on the Event Log service. 
         If scServices.Length = 0 Then
            Console.WriteLine("There are no services dependent on {0}", sc.ServiceName)
         Else
            Console.WriteLine("Services dependent on {0}:", sc.ServiceName)

            Dim scTemp As ServiceController
            For Each scTemp In  scServices
               Console.WriteLine(" {0}", scTemp.DisplayName)
            Next scTemp
         End If

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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