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RegistryValueOptions Enumeration

Specifies optional behavior when retrieving name/value pairs from 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 RegistryValueOptions

Member nameDescription
NoneNo optional behavior is specified.
DoNotExpandEnvironmentNamesA value of type RegistryValueKind.ExpandString is retrieved without expanding its embedded environment variables.

Use the DoNotExpandEnvironmentNames flag with the RegistryKey.GetValue(String, Object, RegistryValueOptions) method overload.

The following code sample creates a test key, adds a value with an embedded environment variable, and retrieves the value in both expanded and unexpanded forms.

using System;
using Microsoft.Win32;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Delete and recreate the test key.
        Registry.CurrentUser.DeleteSubKey("RegistryValueOptionsExample", false);
        RegistryKey rk = 
            Registry.CurrentUser.CreateSubKey("RegistryValueOptionsExample");

        // Add a value that contains an environment variable.
        rk.SetValue("ExpandValue", "The path is %PATH%", RegistryValueKind.ExpandString);

        // Retrieve the value, first without expanding the environment  
        // variable and then expanding it.
        Console.WriteLine("Unexpanded: \"{0}\"", 
            rk.GetValue("ExpandValue", "No Value", 
            RegistryValueOptions.DoNotExpandEnvironmentNames));
        Console.WriteLine("Expanded: \"{0}\"", rk.GetValue("ExpandValue"));
    } //Main
} //Example

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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