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ServiceController.Refresh(); problems with service and servicecontroller

Posted on 2005-04-18
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am using a service controller to start,stop and pause my service. now when i start my service(canpauseandcontinue set to true) i check whether the service is pausable and according enable or disable my pause unpause button. but now the problem is after calling servicecontroller.start() the servicecontroller.status wont update. i tried using servicecontroller.refresh() but still the status wont refresh. but now the funnier part is when i debug, after calling refresh the status is updated. so i m pretty much confused.

also in my service i have set the canpauseandcontinue true, when i try to override the onPause() and onContinue method i get an error that cannot find a suitable onPause and onContinue methods.
Question by:Viraj_Kanwade
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TheAvenger earned 300 total points
ID: 13813273
Do you inherit from ServiceBase? If yes, you should be able to override OnPause and OnContinue even if the service is not set to support pausing.

I also use the service status and it works fine. But I search for the service every time I need it, like this:

ServiceController serviceController = null;
ServiceController[] services = ServiceController.GetServices();
foreach (ServiceController service in services)
      if (service.ServiceName == serviceName)
            serviceController = service;
if (serviceController == null)
      this.statusBarServiceStatusPanel.Text = "Service not installed";
      this.statusBarServiceStatusPanel.Text = serviceController.Status.ToString();

Author Comment

ID: 13813526
heres parts of my codes u can get an idea about the service code

public class ServiceTest : System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase
            /// <summary>
            /// Required designer variable.


            static void Main()
                  System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase[] ServicesToRun;
                  // More than one user Service may run within the same process. To add
                  // another service to this process, change the following line to
                  // create a second service object. For example,
                  //   ServicesToRun = new System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase[] {new Service1(), new MySecondUserService()};
                  ServicesToRun = new System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase[] { new ServiceTest() };

            /// <summary>
            /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
            /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
            /// </summary>
            private void InitializeComponent()
                  // ServiceTest
                  this.AutoLog = false;
                  this.CanPauseAndContinue = true;
                  this.ServiceName = "ServiceTest";


            /// <summary>
            /// Pause this service.
            /// </summary>
            protected override void onPause()
                  pause = true;
                  myLog.WriteEntry("Service Paused");

heres the error i get for using the override in above method
 'servicetest.ServiceTest.onPause()': no suitable method found to override
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Expert Comment

ID: 13813607
Well, it's OnPause, with capital O. Every method in C# starts with a capital letter, it's not like Java

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