Context.StartService(Intent) Method

Definition

Request that a given application service be started.

[Android.Runtime.Register("startService", "(Landroid/content/Intent;)Landroid/content/ComponentName;", "GetStartService_Landroid_content_Intent_Handler")]
public abstract Android.Content.ComponentName? StartService (Android.Content.Intent? service);
[<Android.Runtime.Register("startService", "(Landroid/content/Intent;)Landroid/content/ComponentName;", "GetStartService_Landroid_content_Intent_Handler")>]
abstract member StartService : Android.Content.Intent -> Android.Content.ComponentName

Parameters

service
Intent

Identifies the service to be started. The Intent must be fully explicit (supplying a component name). Additional values may be included in the Intent extras to supply arguments along with this specific start call.

Returns

ComponentName

If the service is being started or is already running, the ComponentName of the actual service that was started is returned; else if the service does not exist null is returned.

Attributes

Exceptions

Remarks

Java documentation for android.content.Context.startService(android.content.Intent).

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Applies to

See also

  • StopService(Intent)
  • <xref:Android.Content.Context.BindService(Android.Content.Intent%2c+Android.Content.IServiceConnection%2c+Android.Content.IServiceConnection)>