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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 ()
public RegistrySecurity GetAccessControl ()
public function GetAccessControl () : RegistrySecurity
Not applicable.

Return Value

A RegistrySecurity object that describes the access control permissions on the registry key represented by the current RegistryKey.

Exception typeCondition


The user does not have the necessary permissions.


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


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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0