Represents a safe handle to the Windows registry.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Close||Marks the handle for releasing and freeing resources. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)|
|DangerousAddRef||Manually increments the reference counter on SafeHandle instances. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)|
|DangerousGetHandle||Returns the value of the handle field. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)|
|DangerousRelease||Manually decrements the reference counter on a SafeHandle instance. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)|
|Dispose()||Releases all resources used by the SafeHandle class. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|SetHandleAsInvalid||Marks a handle as no longer used. (Inherited from SafeHandle.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
You can use platform invoke on the native RegCreateKeyEx Windows function to obtain a object, and then use it to create registry keys with the RegistryKey.FromHandle method.
This type implements the IDisposable interface. When you have finished using the type, you should dispose of it either directly or indirectly. To dispose of the type directly, call its Dispose method in a try/catch block. To dispose of it indirectly, use a language construct such as using (in C#) or Using (in Visual Basic). For more information, see the “Using an Object that Implements IDisposable” section in the IDisposable interface topic.
requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.
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)
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