This example uses the ServiceController component to pause the IIS Admin service on the local computer.
Dim theController As System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController theController = New System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController("IISAdmin")
' Pauses the service. theController.Pause()
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Compiling the Code
This example requires:
A project reference to System.serviceprocess.dll.
Access to the members of the System.ServiceProcess namespace. Add an
Importsstatement if you are not fully qualifying member names in your code. For more information, see Imports Statement (.NET Namespace and Type).
The MachineName property of the ServiceController class is the local computer by default. To reference Windows services on another computer, change the MachineName property to the name of that computer.
The following conditions may cause an exception:
The service cannot be paused. (InvalidOperationException)
An error occurred when accessing a system API. (Win32Exception)