ServiceController.GetDevices Method ()


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Retrieves the device driver services on the local computer.

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

Public Shared Function GetDevices As ServiceController()

Return Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController()

An array of type ServiceController in which each element is associated with a device driver service on the local computer.

Exception Condition

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.

Dim scDevices() As ServiceController
scDevices = ServiceController.GetDevices()

Dim numAdapter As Integer
Dim numFileSystem As Integer
Dim numKernel As Integer
Dim numRecognizer As Integer

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

Dim scTemp As ServiceController
For Each 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 And ServiceType.Adapter) <> 0 Then
      numAdapter = numAdapter + 1
   End If
   If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.FileSystemDriver) <> 0 Then
      numFileSystem = numFileSystem + 1
   End If
   If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.KernelDriver) <> 0 Then
      numKernel = numKernel + 1
   End If
   If (scTemp.ServiceType And ServiceType.RecognizerDriver) <> 0 Then
      numRecognizer = numRecognizer + 1
   End If

Next scTemp

Console.WriteLine("Total of {0} device driver services", scDevices.Length)
Console.WriteLine("  {0} are adapter drivers", numAdapter)
Console.WriteLine("  {0} are file system drivers", numFileSystem)
Console.WriteLine("  {0} are kernel drivers", numKernel)
Console.WriteLine("  {0} are file system recognizer drivers", numRecognizer)

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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