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ServiceController Modifiers?

I recently discoved that using the code below in a win app is useless (always returns 'Stopped') if the serviceController modifiers are set to private, da......

         MessageBox.Show(serviceController1.Status.ToString());

I'm currently using 'Protected'.....................


Q. What is the correct modifer to use for maximum protection yet allow correct return status?


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Bob LearnedCommented:
If you are calling outside of the service, you need public scope.  What kind of protection are you looking for?

Bob
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kvnsdrAuthor Commented:
The most without cutting off my nose.

I'm currently using 'Protected' and all works.

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Bob LearnedCommented:
The scope modifier needed depends on where it is called from?  Is this called from inside the service instance?

1) 'private' is only visible inside a class
2) 'internal' is only visible within a class, and any other class in an assembly, but not outside.
3) 'protected' with 'static' are visible friend or member function of a derived class.
4) 'protected' without 'static' are visible to friends and inside in a derived class only through a pointer to, reference to, or object of the derived class.
5) 'public' is available everything

It sounds like 'protected' is the best you're gonna get.

Bob
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kvnsdrAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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