RegistryProxy Class

 

Provides properties and methods for manipulating the registry.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

System::Object
  Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices::RegistryProxy

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction::LinkDemand, Resources = HostProtectionResource::ExternalProcessMgmt)]
public ref class RegistryProxy 

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyClassesRoot

Returns a RegistryKey type which provides access to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCurrentConfig

Returns a RegistryKey type which provides access to HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCurrentUser

Returns a RegistryKey type which provides access to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDynData

Obsolete.Returns a RegistryKey type, which provides access to HKEY_DYNDATA.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLocalMachine

Returns a RegistryKey type, which provides access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPerformanceData

Returns a RegistryKey type, which provides access to HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyUsers

Returns a RegistryKey type, which provides access to HKEY_USERS.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object^)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetValue(String^, String^, Object^)

Gets a value from a registry key.

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSetValue(String^, String^, Object^)

Writes a value to a registry key.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSetValue(String^, String^, Object^, RegistryValueKind)

Writes a value to a registry key.

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

To use these properties, you must have Read and Write permission from the RegistryPermissionAccess enumeration. Any code running with full trust (under the default security policy, this is any code installed on the user's local hard drive) has the necessary permissions to access the registry. For more information, see the RegistryPermission class.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Registry object.

To

See

Create a registry key and set its value

How to: Create a Registry Key and Set Its Value in Visual Basic

Delete a registry key

How to: Delete a Registry Key in Visual Basic

Read data from the registry

How to: Read a Value from a Registry Key in Visual Basic

This example reads the value Name from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MyApp and displays it in a message box.

Dim readValue As Object
readValue = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue(
  "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MyApp", "Name", Nothing)
MsgBox("The value is " & CStr(readValue))

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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