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ServiceController.DependentServices Property

Gets the set of services that depends on the service associated with this ServiceController instance.

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

[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SPDependentServices")]
public ServiceController[] DependentServices { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController[]
An array of ServiceController instances, each of which is associated with a service that depends on this service.

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

InvalidOperationException

The service was not found.

The DependentServices array represents the services that the system stops if your application calls Stop for this service.

The following example uses the ServiceController class to display the set of services that are dependent on the Event Log service.


         ServiceController sc =  new ServiceController("Event Log");
         ServiceController[] scServices = sc.DependentServices;

         // Display the list of services dependent on the Event Log service. 
         if (scServices.Length == 0)
         {
            Console.WriteLine("There are no services dependent on {0}", 
                               sc.ServiceName);
         }
         else 
         {
            Console.WriteLine("Services dependent on {0}:",
                               sc.ServiceName);

            foreach (ServiceController scTemp in scServices)
            {
               Console.WriteLine(" {0}", scTemp.DisplayName);
            }
         }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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