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RegistryOptions Enumeration

Specifies options to use when creating a registry key.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Win32
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[FlagsAttribute]
public enum RegistryOptions
Member nameDescription
NoneA non-volatile key. This is the default.
VolatileA volatile key. The information is stored in memory and is not preserved when the corresponding registry hive is unloaded.

You can create a registry key that is available only in memory and that will not be persisted when the computer is restarted. This is known as a volatile key. You can specify that you want to create a volatile or non-volatile key by using the RegistryKey.CreateSubKey method overloads that take an options parameter.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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