Gets or sets the short name used to identify the service to the system.

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

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public string ServiceName { get; set; }
[TypeConverterAttribute("System.Diagnostics.Design.StringValueConverter, System.Design, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a")]
property String^ ServiceName {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);
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member ServiceName : string with get, set
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Public Property ServiceName As String

Property Value


The name of the service.

Exception Condition

The service has already been started. The property cannot be changed once the service has started.


The specified name is a zero-length string or is longer than MaxNameLength, or the specified name contains forward slash or backslash characters.

The identifies the service to the Service Control Manager. The value of this property must be identical to the name recorded for the service in the property of the corresponding installer class. In code, the of the service is usually set in the main() function of the executable.

The is also used to specify the associated with the property. This is an instance that writes service command information to the Application log.

The , which supplies the source string for the event log, must be set before the service writes to the event log. Trying to access the event log before the source name is set causes an exception to be thrown.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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