ServiceController.Stop ServiceController.Stop ServiceController.Stop ServiceController.Stop Method

Definition

Stops this service and any services that are dependent on this service.

public:
 void Stop();
public void Stop ();
member this.Stop : unit -> unit
Public Sub Stop ()

Exceptions

An error occurred when accessing a system API.

Examples

The following example uses the ServiceController class to check the current status of the Telnet service. If the service is stopped, the example starts the service. If the service is running, the example stops the service.

// Toggle the Telnet service - 
// If it is started (running, paused, etc), stop the service.
// If it is stopped, start the service.
ServiceController^ sc = gcnew ServiceController(  "Telnet" );
if ( sc )
{
   Console::WriteLine(  "The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}", sc->Status );
   if ( (sc->Status == (ServiceControllerStatus::Stopped) ) || (sc->Status == (ServiceControllerStatus::StopPending) ) )
   {
      // Start the service if the current status is stopped.
      Console::WriteLine(  "Starting the Telnet service..." );
      sc->Start();
   }
   else
   {
      // Stop the service if its status is not set to "Stopped".
      Console::WriteLine(  "Stopping the Telnet service..." );
      sc->Stop();
   }

   // Refresh and display the current service status.
   sc->Refresh();
   Console::WriteLine(  "The Telnet service status is now set to {0}.", sc->Status );

// Toggle the Telnet service - 
// If it is started (running, paused, etc), stop the service.
// If it is stopped, start the service.
ServiceController sc = new ServiceController("Telnet");
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}", 
                  sc.Status.ToString());

if  ((sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped)) ||
     (sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.StopPending)))
{
   // Start the service if the current status is stopped.

   Console.WriteLine("Starting the Telnet service...");
   sc.Start();
}  
else
{
   // Stop the service if its status is not set to "Stopped".

   Console.WriteLine("Stopping the Telnet service...");
   sc.Stop();
}  

// Refresh and display the current service status.
sc.Refresh();
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is now set to {0}.", 
                   sc.Status.ToString());


' Toggle the Telnet service - 
' If it is started (running, paused, etc), stop the service.
' If it is stopped, start the service.
Dim sc As New ServiceController("Telnet")
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is currently set to {0}", sc.Status)

If sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped) Or sc.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.StopPending) Then
   ' Start the service if the current status is stopped.
   Console.WriteLine("Starting the Telnet service...")
   sc.Start()
Else
   ' Stop the service if its status is not set to "Stopped".
   Console.WriteLine("Stopping the Telnet service...")
   sc.Stop()
End If

' Refresh and display the current service status.
sc.Refresh()
Console.WriteLine("The Telnet service status is now set to {0}.", sc.Status)

Remarks

If any services depend on this service for their operation, they will be stopped before this service is stopped. The DependentServices property contains the set of services that depend on this one.

If you stop a service that this service depends on, call the Stop method on this service within the Stop method of the parent service. The ServicesDependedOn property contains the services that this service depends on.

Security

ServiceControllerPermission
for controlling services on the computer. Associated enumeration: Control

SecurityPermission
for unrestricted access to service information. Associated enumeration: Unrestricted

Applies to

See also