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is it possible to read the status of any given service

hi everyone,

is it possible in vb.net to read the status of any particularly service?

like msgbox("Service is currently " & getServiceStatus(name))


Many thanks
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Hi jimbona27,


Shows how, download the source and it shows how to enumerate, start, stop and view the status of services.

Tim Cottee
jimbona27Author Commented:
thanks for this although do I need to down anything for using

Imports System.ServiceProcess

as this "cannot be found"?

jimbona27Author Commented:
think thats okay actually, just added the reference.  i thought "imports whatever" was the same as adding a reference.

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