Retrieve The Status of a Windows Service

Here is an easy way to get the status of a Windows service. ''' <summary> ''' Gets the status of a Windows service. ''' </summary> ''' <param name="serviceName">Name of the service.</param> ''' <returns>ServiceControllerStatus.</returns> ''' <exception cref="InvalidOperationException">Service not  found.</exception> ''' <exception cref="System.InvalidOperationException">Service  not found.</exception> Public Function ServiceStatus(serviceName As String)  As ServiceControllerStatus     Dim service As ServiceController = LoadService(serviceName)     If service IsNot Nothing Then         Return service.Status     Else         Throw New InvalidOperationException("Service not  found.")     End If End Function ''' <summary> ''' Loads the service. ''' </summary> ''' <param name="serviceName">Name of the service.</param> ''' <returns>ServiceController.</returns> Private Function LoadService(serviceName As String) As  ServiceController     Return ServiceController.GetServices().Where(Function(p)  p.ServiceName = serviceName).FirstOrDefault() End Function Here are the values for service status: ContinuePending Paused PausePending Running StartPending [...]

Properly Implementing the Singleton Pattern

One of the popular coding patterns is called Singleton. I use it currently in my dotNetTips Dev Utility for the configuration object. The pattern is defined: In software engineering, the singleton pattern is a software design pattern that restricts the instantiation of a class to one object. This is useful when exactly one object is [...]

dotNetDave Rocks Azure BootCamp – 2017

For the first time I will speaking at the Azure BootCamp in Southern California on Saturday April 22nd. I hope to see you there. I will be doing the session below. Rock Your Development With A Real World Example This session will demonstrate concepts in the first four parts of my series titled "Improving Code [...]