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RegistryView Enumeration

Specifies which registry view to target on a 64-bit operating system.

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

type RegistryView

Member nameDescription
DefaultThe default view.
Registry32The 32-bit view.
Registry64The 64-bit view.

On the 64-bit version of Windows, portions of the registry are stored separately for 32-bit and 64-bit applications. There is a 32-bit view for 32-bit applications and a 64-bit view for 64-bit applications.

You can specify a registry view when you use the OpenBaseKey and OpenRemoteBaseKey(RegistryHive, String, RegistryView) methods, and the FromHandle property on a RegistryKey object.

If you request a 64-bit view on a 32-bit operating system, the returned keys will be in the 32-bit view.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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