ServiceController.ServicesDependedOn Property


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The set of services that this service depends on.

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

member ServicesDependedOn : ServiceController[] with get

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController[]

An array of ServiceController instances, each of which is associated with a service that must be running for this service to run.

Exception Condition

An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service was not found.

If any service in the ServicesDependedOn array is not running, you will not be able to start this service.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the set of services that the Messenger service is dependent on.

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

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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