Get all Services on a System using C#


ServiceController class defined in the System.ServiceProcess namespace is used to work with services. ServiceController.GetServices static method gets all services installed on a machine.

This code snippet demonstrates how to get all services installed on a machine and list them in a ListBox control.

Create a Windows Forms application, add a ListBox control onto the Form, add following code and call GetAllServices method on the Form's load event handler.


private
void GetAllServices()
{
foreach (ServiceController service in ServiceController.GetServices())
{
string serviceName = service.ServiceName;
string serviceDisplayName = service.DisplayName;
string serviceType = service.ServiceType.ToString();
string status = service.Status.ToString();
ServicesListBox.Items.Add(serviceName +
" " + serviceDisplayName +
serviceType +
" " + status);
}
}