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ServiceController.Pause Method

Suspends a service's operation.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub Pause

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

InvalidOperationException

The service was not found.

You cannot call Continue for the service until the service controller status is Paused.

The following example demonstrates the use of the Pause method to pause a service. This example is part of a larger example that is provided for the ServiceController class.


sc.Pause()
While sc.Status <> ServiceControllerStatus.Paused
    Thread.Sleep(1000)
    sc.Refresh()
End While
Console.WriteLine("Status = " + sc.Status.ToString())


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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