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Posted on 2011-02-27
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Is there anyway to control a service from code? I want to be able to stop a service based on it reading a flag from within a database. It is a multithreaded program. The threads are controlled by a db flag. Is there a way in code to tell the service to stop?
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agarwalrahul earned 250 total points
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please try this code:

Private Sub StartStop()
        Dim service As ServiceController = New ServiceController("MyServiceName")
        If ((service.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.Stopped)) Or
            (service.Status.Equals(ServiceControllerStatus.StopPending))) Then
            service.Start()
        Else
            service.Stop()
        End If
    End Sub
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by:rutledgj
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Could you explain how this works? How does the service.status flag get set? Also, how does this method get called?
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