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RegistryKey.FromHandle Method (SafeRegistryHandle)

Creates a registry key from a specified handle.

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

<ComVisibleAttribute(False)> _
<SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags := SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)> _
Public Shared Function FromHandle ( _
	handle As SafeRegistryHandle _
) As RegistryKey


Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeRegistryHandle
The handle to the registry key.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey
A registry key.


handle is Nothing.


The user does not have the necessary registry rights.


The user does not have the permissions required to perform this action.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.