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RegistryKey.DeleteSubKey Method (String, Boolean)

Deletes the specified subkey. The string subkey is not case-sensitive.

Namespace: Microsoft.Win32
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public void DeleteSubKey (
	string subkey,
	bool throwOnMissingSubKey
)
public void DeleteSubKey (
	String subkey, 
	boolean throwOnMissingSubKey
)
public function DeleteSubKey (
	subkey : String, 
	throwOnMissingSubKey : boolean
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

subkey

The name of the subkey to delete.

throwOnMissingSubKey

Indicates whether an exception should be raised if the specified subkey cannot be found. If this argument is true and the specified subkey does not exist, then an exception is raised. If this argument is false and the specified subkey does not exist, then no action is taken

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

subkey has child subkeys.

ArgumentException

subkey does not specify a valid registry key and throwOnMissingSubKey is true.

ArgumentNullException

subkey is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

SecurityException

The user does not have the permissions required to delete the key.

ObjectDisposedException

The RegistryKey being manipulated is closed (closed keys cannot be accessed).

UnauthorizedAccessException

The user does not have the necessary registry rights.

To delete child subkeys, use DeleteSubKeyTree.

Use caution when deleting registry keys.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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