Display Windows Services in VB.NET

Waqas Anwar
06 April 2008
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.NET Framework 2.0 provides System.ServiceProcess namespace that contains classes developers can use to create and install Windows Services. These classes include ServiceBase, ServiceInstaller and ServiceProcessInstaller. This namespace also contains one class which can display the list of all the Windows Services running on local or remote computer. In this Tutorial I will show you how you can display the list of locally running Windows Services inVB.NET.

You can write following code at Form load even to populate listbox control with all locally running Windows Services. You need to import System.ServiceProcess namespace for the code example below.

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    Dim localServices As ServiceController() = ServiceController.GetServices()
    For Each service As ServiceController In localServices
        listBox1.Items.Add(service.DisplayName)
    Next
End Sub


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Write following code at listbox SelectedIndexChanged Event to get information about currently selected Windows Service.

Private Sub listBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    Dim localServices As ServiceController() = ServiceController.GetServices()
    Dim service As ServiceController = localServices(listBox1.SelectedIndex)
   
    label4.Text = service.DisplayName
    label5.Text = service.ServiceName
    label6.Text = service.Status.ToString()
End Sub