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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
A RegistrySecurity 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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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