AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Deletes a specified service within a cluster. You can delete a service if you have no running tasks in it and the desired task count is zero. If the service is actively maintaining tasks, you cannot delete it, and you must update the service to a desired task count of zero. For more information, see UpdateService.

When you delete a service, if there are still running tasks that require cleanup, the service status moves from ACTIVE to DRAINING, and the service is no longer visible in the console or in ListServices API operations. After the tasks have stopped, then the service status moves from DRAINING to INACTIVE. Services in the DRAINING or INACTIVE status can still be viewed with DescribeServices API operations. However, in the future, INACTIVE services may be cleaned up and purged from Amazon ECS record keeping, and DescribeServices API operations on those services return a ServiceNotFoundException error.

If you attempt to create a new service with the same name as an existing service in either ACTIVE or DRAINING status, you will receive an error.


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

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


public abstract DeleteServiceResponse DeleteService(
         DeleteServiceRequest request
Type: Amazon.ECS.Model.DeleteServiceRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the DeleteService service method, as returned by ECS.


ClientException These errors are usually caused by a client action, such as using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource, or specifying an identifier that is not valid.
ClusterNotFoundException The specified cluster could not be found. You can view your available clusters with ListClusters. Amazon ECS clusters are region-specific.
InvalidParameterException The specified parameter is invalid. Review the available parameters for the API request.
ServerException These errors are usually caused by a server issue.
ServiceNotFoundException The specified service could not be found. You can view your available services with ListServices. Amazon ECS services are cluster-specific and region-specific.


This example deletes the my-http-service service. The service must have a desired count and running count of 0 before you can delete it.

To delete a service

var response = client.DeleteService(new DeleteServiceRequest 
    Service = "my-http-service"


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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