ZwEnumerateKey routine

The ZwEnumerateKey routine returns information about a subkey of an open registry key.

Syntax


NTSTATUS ZwEnumerateKey(
  _In_       HANDLE KeyHandle,
  _In_       ULONG Index,
  _In_       KEY_INFORMATION_CLASS KeyInformationClass,
  _Out_opt_  PVOID KeyInformation,
  _In_       ULONG Length,
  _Out_      PULONG ResultLength
);

Parameters

KeyHandle [in]

Handle to the registry key that contains the subkeys to be enumerated. The handle is created by a successful call to ZwCreateKey or ZwOpenKey.

Index [in]

The index of the subkey that you want information for. If the key has n subkeys, the subkeys are numbered from 0 to n-1.

KeyInformationClass [in]

Specifies a KEY_INFORMATION_CLASS enumeration value that determines the type of information to be received by the KeyInformation buffer. Set KeyInformationClass to one of the following values:

  • KeyBasicInformation
  • KeyFullInformation
  • KeyNodeInformation

If any value not in this list is specified, the routine returns error code STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER.

KeyInformation [out, optional]

Pointer to a caller-allocated buffer that receives the requested information. The KeyInformationClass parameter determines the type of information provided.

Length [in]

Specifies the size, in bytes, of the KeyInformation buffer.

ResultLength [out]

Pointer to a variable that receives the size, in bytes, of the registry-key information. If ZwEnumerateKey returns STATUS_SUCCESS, you can use the value of this variable to determine the amount of data returned. If the routine returns STATUS_BUFFER_OVERFLOW or STATUS_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL, you can use the value of this variable to determine the size of buffer required to hold the key information.

Return value

ZwEnumerateKey returns STATUS_SUCCESS on success, or the appropriate NTSTATUS error code on failure. Possible error code values include:

Return codeDescription
STATUS_BUFFER_OVERFLOW

The buffer supplied is too small, and only partial data has been written to the buffer. *ResultLength is set to the minimum size required to hold the requested information.

STATUS_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL

The buffer supplied is too small, and no data has been written to the buffer. *ResultLength is set to the minimum size required to hold the requested information.

STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER

The KeyInformationClass parameter is not a valid KEY_INFORMATION_CLASS value.

STATUS_NO_MORE_ENTRIES

The Index value is out of range for the registry key specified by KeyHandle. For example, if a key has n subkeys, then for any value greater than n-1 the routine returns STATUS_NO_MORE_ENTRIES.

 

Remarks

The handle must have been opened with KEY_ENUMERATE_SUB_KEYS access. This is accomplished by passing KEY_ENUMERATE_SUB_KEYS, KEY_READ, or KEY_ALL_ACCESS as the DesiredAccess parameter to ZwCreateKey or ZwOpenKey.

The Index parameter is simply a way to select among subkeys of the key referred to by the KeyHandle. Two calls to ZwEnumerateKey with the same Index are not guaranteed to return the same result.

For more information about working with registry keys, see Using the Registry in a Driver.

Note  If the call to this function occurs in user mode, you should use the name "NtEnumerateKey" instead of "ZwEnumerateKey".

Requirements

Version

Available starting with Windows 2000.

Header

Wdm.h (include Wdm.h, Ntddk.h, or Ntifs.h)

Library

Ntoskrnl.lib

IRQL

PASSIVE_LEVEL

DDI compliance rules

IrqlZwPassive, PowerIrpDDis, ZwRegistryCreate, ZwRegistryOpen, HwStorPortProhibitedDDIs, ZwRegistryCreate(storport), ZwRegistryOpen(storport)

See also

KEY_BASIC_INFORMATION
KEY_FULL_INFORMATION
KEY_INFORMATION_CLASS
KEY_NODE_INFORMATION
RtlCheckRegistryKey
RtlCreateRegistryKey
RtlDeleteRegistryValue
RtlQueryRegistryValues
RtlWriteRegistryValue
ZwCreateKey
ZwEnumerateValueKey
ZwOpenKey

 

 

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