CurrentConfig Field

Registry::CurrentConfig Field

Contains configuration information pertaining to the hardware that is not specific to the user. This field reads the Windows registry base key HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG.

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

static initonly RegistryKey^ CurrentConfig

This member is mapped to a subkey within LocalMachine.

An example of using this member is an application that stores a different server name for its data depending on whether the system is attached to a network.

The following example demonstrates how to retrieve the subkeys of this key, and prints their names to the screen. Use the OpenSubKey method to create an instance of the particular subkey of interest. You can then use other operations in RegistryKey to manipulate that key.

using namespace System;
using namespace Microsoft::Win32;
void PrintKeys( RegistryKey ^ rkey )

   // Retrieve all the subkeys for the specified key.
   array<String^>^names = rkey->GetSubKeyNames();
   int icount = 0;
   Console::WriteLine( "Subkeys of {0}", rkey->Name );
   Console::WriteLine( "-----------------------------------------------" );

   // Print the contents of the array to the console.
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ enum0 = names->GetEnumerator();
   while ( enum0->MoveNext() )
      String^ s = safe_cast<String^>(enum0->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( s );

      // The following code puts a limit on the number
      // of keys displayed.  Comment it out to print the
      // complete list.
      if ( icount >= 10 )

int main()

   // Create a RegistryKey, which will access the HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG
   // key in the registry of this machine.
   RegistryKey ^ rk = Registry::CurrentConfig;

   // Print out the keys.
   PrintKeys( rk );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.

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