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ServiceController.CanStop Property

Gets a value indicating whether the service can be stopped after it has started.

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

[ServiceProcessDescriptionAttribute("SPCanStop")]
public bool CanStop { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the service can be stopped and the OnStop method called; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
Win32Exception

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

InvalidOperationException

The service was not found.

The following example demonstrates the use of the CanStop property to determine whether a service provides a handler for a stop event. This example is part of a larger example that is provided for the ServiceController class.

// Display properties for the Simple Service sample 
// from the ServiceBase example.
ServiceController sc = new ServiceController("Simple Service");
Console.WriteLine("Status = " + sc.Status);
Console.WriteLine("Can Pause and Continue = " + sc.CanPauseAndContinue);
Console.WriteLine("Can ShutDown = " + sc.CanShutdown);
Console.WriteLine("Can Stop = " + sc.CanStop);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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