AddPathList Method (RegistryPermissionAccess, String)
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RegistryPermission.AddPathList Method (RegistryPermissionAccess, String)


Adds access for the specified registry variables to the existing state of the permission.

Namespace:   System.Security.Permissions
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Sub AddPathList (
	access As RegistryPermissionAccess,
	pathList As String


Type: System.Security.Permissions.RegistryPermissionAccess

One of the RegistryPermissionAccess values.

Type: System.String

A list of registry variables (semicolon-separated).

Exception Condition

The access parameter is not a valid value of RegistryPermissionAccess.


The pathList parameter is not a valid string.

Use this method to modify access to registry variables by adding to the state of the current permission object.

The following code example shows the use of the AddPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess, String) method.

' AddPathList adds access for the specified registry variables to the existing state of the permission.
' SetPathList sets new access for the specified registry variable names to the existing state of the permission.
' GetPathList gets paths for all registry variables with the specified RegistryPermissionAccess.
Private Shared Function SetGetPathListDemo() As Boolean
        Console.WriteLine("********************************************************" + vbLf)
        Dim readPerm1 As RegistryPermission
        Console.WriteLine("Creating RegistryPermission with AllAccess rights for 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0'")
        readPerm1 = New RegistryPermission(RegistryPermissionAccess.AllAccess, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0")
        Console.WriteLine("Adding 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION' to the write access list, " + "and " + vbLf + " 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\FloatingPointProcessor\0' " + "to the read access list.")
        readPerm1.AddPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Write, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION")
        readPerm1.AddPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\FloatingPointProcessor\0")
        Console.WriteLine("Read access list before SetPathList = " + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read))
        Console.WriteLine("Setting read access rights to " + vbLf + "'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0'")
        readPerm1.SetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0")
        Console.WriteLine("Read access list after SetPathList = " + vbLf + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read))
        Console.WriteLine("Write access = " + vbLf + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Write))
        Console.WriteLine("Write access Registry variables = " + vbLf + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.AllAccess))
    Catch e As ArgumentException
        ' RegistryPermissionAccess.AllAccess can not be used as a parameter for GetPathList.
        Console.WriteLine("An ArgumentException occured as a result of using AllAccess. " + _
        "AllAccess cannot be used as a parameter in GetPathList because it represents more than one " + _
        "type of registry variable access : " + vbLf + e.Message)
    End Try

    Return True

End Function 'SetGetPathListDemo

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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