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ServiceController.GetDevices Method (String)

Retrieves the device driver services on the specified computer.

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

public static ServiceController[] GetDevices(
	string machineName
)

Parameters

machineName
Type: System.String

The computer from which to retrieve the device driver services.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

ArgumentException

The machineName parameter has invalid syntax.

GetDevices returns only the device driver services from the specified 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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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