AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Sets the size of the specified Auto Scaling group.

For more information about desired capacity, see What Is Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling? in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.


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

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


public virtual SetDesiredCapacityResponse SetDesiredCapacity(
         SetDesiredCapacityRequest request
Type: Amazon.AutoScaling.Model.SetDesiredCapacityRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the SetDesiredCapacity service method, as returned by AutoScaling.


ResourceContentionException You already have a pending update to an Auto Scaling resource (for example, a group, instance, or load balancer).
ScalingActivityInProgressException The operation can't be performed because there are scaling activities in progress.


This example sets the desired capacity for the specified Auto Scaling group.

To set the desired capacity for an Auto Scaling group

var response = client.SetDesiredCapacity(new SetDesiredCapacityRequest 
    AutoScalingGroupName = "my-auto-scaling-group",
    DesiredCapacity = 2,
    HonorCooldown = true


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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