ServiceName Property

ServiceController::ServiceName Property


Gets or sets the name that identifies the service that this instance references.

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

property String^ ServiceName {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);

Property Value

Type: System::String^

The name that identifies the service that this ServiceController instance references. The default is an empty string ("").

Exception Condition

The ServiceName is null.


The syntax of the ServiceName property is invalid.


The service was not found.

The ServiceName identifies the service to the Service Control Manager. Changing this property causes the ServiceController instance to bind to another service, it does not change what the Service Control Manager's Microsoft Management Console snap-in displays.

When you are implementing a custom service, the value of this property must be identical to the name recorded for the service in the ServiceName property of the corresponding ServiceInstaller class. In code, the ServiceName is usually set in the main() function of the executable.

When you reset the ServiceName property, the method that sets the property sets this instance's DisplayName to an empty string ("").

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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