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DependentServices Property

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)

property array<ServiceController^>^ DependentServices {
	array<ServiceController^>^ get ();

Property Value

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


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 = gcnew ServiceController(  "Event Log" );
array<ServiceController^>^scServices = nullptr;
if ( sc )
   scServices = sc->DependentServices;

if ( sc && scServices )
   // Display the list of services dependent on the Event Log service. 
   if ( scServices->Length == 0 )
      Console::WriteLine(  "There are no services dependent on {0}", sc->ServiceName );
      Console::WriteLine(  "Services dependent on {0}:", sc->ServiceName );
      for each (ServiceController^ scTemp in scServices)
         Console::WriteLine(" {0}", scTemp->DisplayName);

.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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