AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes the scaling policies for the specified service namespace.

You can filter the results using the ResourceId, ScalableDimension, and PolicyNames parameters.

To create a scaling policy or update an existing one, see PutScalingPolicy. If you are no longer using a scaling policy, you can delete it using DeleteScalingPolicy.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeScalingPoliciesAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.ApplicationAutoScaling
Assembly: AWSSDK.ApplicationAutoScaling.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract DescribeScalingPoliciesResponse DescribeScalingPolicies(
         DescribeScalingPoliciesRequest request
Type: Amazon.ApplicationAutoScaling.Model.DescribeScalingPoliciesRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeScalingPolicies service method.

Return Value
The response from the DescribeScalingPolicies service method, as returned by ApplicationAutoScaling.


ConcurrentUpdateException Concurrent updates caused an exception, for example, if you request an update to an Application Auto Scaling resource that already has a pending update.
FailedResourceAccessException Failed access to resources caused an exception. This exception is thrown when Application Auto Scaling is unable to retrieve the alarms associated with a scaling policy due to a client error, for example, if the role ARN specified for a scalable target does not have permission to call the CloudWatch DescribeAlarms on your behalf.
InternalServiceException The service encountered an internal error.
InvalidNextTokenException The next token supplied was invalid.
ValidationException An exception was thrown for a validation issue. Review the available parameters for the API request.


This example describes the scaling policies for the ecs service namespace.

To describe scaling policies

var response = client.DescribeScalingPolicies(new DescribeScalingPoliciesRequest 
    ServiceNamespace = "ecs"

string nextToken = response.NextToken;
List scalingPolicies = response.ScalingPolicies;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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