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RegistryKey.DeleteSubKey Method (String)

Deletes the specified subkey. The string subkey is not case-sensitive.

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

public void DeleteSubKey (
	string subkey
)
public void DeleteSubKey (
	String subkey
)
public function DeleteSubKey (
	subkey : String
)

Parameters

subkey

The name of the subkey to delete.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

The subkey has child subkeys

ArgumentException

The subkey parameter does not specify a valid registry key

ArgumentNullException

subkey is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic)

SecurityException

The user does not have the permissions required to delete the key.

ObjectDisposedException

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

UnauthorizedAccessException

The user does not have the necessary registry rights.

To delete child subkeys, use DeleteSubKeyTree.

Use caution when deleting registry keys.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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