ServiceInstaller.DisplayName Property

Indicates the friendly name that identifies the service to the user.

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

[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("ServiceInstallerDisplayName")]
public string DisplayName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name associated with the service, used frequently for interactive tools.

The DisplayName is used, for example, in the Service Control Manager to provide a user-readable descriptive name for the service. The DisplayName is a registry value, but is never used as a registry key. Therefore, restrictions on the ServiceName property value do not apply. ServiceName is used as the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINES\System\CurrentControlSet\Services registry key, so it is restricted.

The display name is never used by the install utility to identify the service, so there are no restrictions on the choice of name, as there is for the ServiceName property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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