ServiceController.ServicesDependedOn Property


The set of services that this service depends on.

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

Public ReadOnly Property ServicesDependedOn As ServiceController()

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.

Dim sc As New ServiceController("Messenger")
Dim scServices As ServiceController() = sc.ServicesDependedOn

' Display the services that the Messenger service is dependent on.
If scServices.Length = 0 Then
   Console.WriteLine("{0} service is not dependent on any other services.", sc.ServiceName)
   Console.WriteLine("{0} service is dependent on the following:", sc.ServiceName)

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


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

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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