Class ServiceController() Foundation
Class function of the ServiceController class
This class implements the mechanism to control a service application. Basically it provides the interface to Start, Stop, Pause and Continue a service on service capable Windows platforms.
In addition, this class can be used to query the current status of a service. The method :queryAllServiceNames() returns an array of all installed services. By calling :getUpdatedControl(), an instance of this class is returned whose member variables :serviceType, :currentState, :controlsAccepted, :startType, :errorControl, :pathName, :startName and displayName contain status information of the service.
For technical basics please refer to the section Controling services.
Whenever an error occurs during a call to one of the methods :install(), :uninstall(), :start(), :stop(), :pause() and :continue() , the reason of the error can be retrieved with the method :getLastError(). Additionally the method :logError() is called.
This group lists class methods that change the behavior of a service. All methods of this group must be called after a controller for the service is registered with the class method :addController() but before the service is installed with :install().
After the control object is retrieved with the class method :getUpdatedControl()services status information is stored in instance variables of the returned object.
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