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ServiceController::GetDevices Method

Retrieves the device driver services on the local computer.

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

public:
static array<ServiceController^>^ GetDevices()

Return Value

Type: array<System.ServiceProcess::ServiceController>
An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a device driver service on the local computer.

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

GetDevices returns only the device driver services from the local computer. To retrieve the non-device driver services or services that are not drivers, call the GetServices method. Together, the two methods provide access to all the services on a computer.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the device driver services on the local computer.

array<ServiceController^>^scDevices = ServiceController::GetDevices();
if ( scDevices->Length )
{
   int numAdapter = 0,numFileSystem = 0,numKernel = 0,numRecognizer = 0;

   // Display the list of device driver services.
   Console::WriteLine(  "Device driver services on the local computer:" );

   for each (ServiceController^ scTemp in scDevices)
   {
      // Display the status and the service name, for example, 
      //   [Running] PCI Bus Driver 
      //             Type = KernelDriver
      Console::WriteLine(  " [{0}] {1}", scTemp->Status, scTemp->DisplayName );
      Console::WriteLine(  "           Type = {0}", scTemp->ServiceType );

      // Update counters using the service type bit flags. 
      if ( (scTemp->ServiceType & ServiceType::Adapter) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numAdapter++;
      }
      if ( (scTemp->ServiceType & ServiceType::FileSystemDriver) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numFileSystem++;
      }
      if ( (scTemp->ServiceType & ServiceType::KernelDriver) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numKernel++;
      }
      if ( (scTemp->ServiceType & ServiceType::RecognizerDriver) != (ServiceType)0 )
      {
         numRecognizer++;
      }
   }
   Console::WriteLine();
   Console::WriteLine(  "Total of {0} device driver services", scDevices->Length.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are adapter drivers", numAdapter.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are file system drivers", numFileSystem.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are kernel drivers", numKernel.ToString() );
   Console::WriteLine(  "  {0} are file system recognizer drivers", numRecognizer.ToString() );

.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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