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RegistryKey.GetAccessControl Method

Returns the access control security for the current registry key.

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

public RegistrySecurity GetAccessControl()

Return Value

Type: System.Security.AccessControl.RegistrySecurity
An object that describes the access control permissions on the registry key represented by the current RegistryKey.

ExceptionCondition
SecurityException

The user does not have the necessary permissions.

ObjectDisposedException

The RegistryKey being manipulated is closed (closed keys cannot be accessed).

InvalidOperationException

The current key has been deleted.

This method overload is equivalent to calling the GetAccessControl(AccessControlSections) method overload with the bitwise combination of the following flags: AccessControlSections.Access, AccessControlSections.Owner, and AccessControlSections.Group. You can use that overload to search for other permissions.

The user must have RegistryRights.ReadPermissions rights to call this method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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