System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController 8.0.0

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paket add System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController --version 8.0.0
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#addin nuget:?package=System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController&version=8.0.0

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#tool nuget:?package=System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController&version=8.0.0

About

Provides the System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController API, which allows to connect to a Windows service, manipulate it, or get information about it. Not supported on other platforms.

Key Features

  • Retrieve information from Windows services
  • Connect to and manipulate Windows services (start, pause, stop or other operations)

How to Use

Retrieve Windows service information

using System.ServiceProcess;

// Loop through all installed Windows services and print the name, status and display name.
foreach (ServiceController serviceController in ServiceController.GetServices())
{
    Console.WriteLine("Name: " + serviceController.ServiceName);
    Console.WriteLine("Status: " + serviceController.Status.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Display name: " + serviceController.DisplayName);
}

// Loop through all installed device driver services
foreach (ServiceController serviceController in ServiceController.GetDevices())
{
    Console.WriteLine("Name: " + serviceController.ServiceName);
    Console.WriteLine("Status: " + serviceController.Status.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Display name: " + serviceController.DisplayName);
}

Manipulate a Windows service

using System.ServiceProcess;

ServiceController service = new("TestServiceName");
if (service.CanStop && service.Status != ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped && service.Status != ServiceControllerStatus.StopPending)
{
    service.Stop();
}

Main Types

The main types provided by this library are:

  • System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController
  • System.ServiceProcess.ServiceControllerStatus
  • System.ServiceProcess.ServiceType

Additional Documentation

Feedback & Contributing

System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController is released as open source under the MIT license. Bug reports and contributions are welcome at the GitHub repository.

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