ServiceController.Stop Method ()


Stops this service and any services that are dependent on this service.

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

member Stop : unit -> unit

Exception Condition

An error occurred when accessing a system API.


The service was not found.

If any services depend on this service for their operation, they will be stopped before this service is stopped. The DependentServices property contains the set of services that depend on this one.

If you stop a service that this service depends on, call the Stop method on this service within the Stop method of the parent service. The ServicesDependedOn property contains the services that this service depends on.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to check the current status of the Telnet service. If the service is stopped, the example starts the service. If the service is running, the example stops the service.

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for controlling services on the computer. Associated enumeration: ServiceControllerPermissionAccess.Control


for unrestricted access to service information. Associated enumeration: PermissionState.Unrestricted

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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