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RegistryKey.GetSubKeyNames Method

Retrieves an array of strings that contains all the subkey names.

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

'Declaration
Public Function GetSubKeyNames As String()

Return Value

Type: System.String()
An array of strings that contains the names of the subkeys for the current key.

ExceptionCondition
SecurityException

The user does not have the permissions required to read from the key.

ObjectDisposedException

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

UnauthorizedAccessException

The user does not have the necessary registry rights.

IOException

A system error occurred, for example the current key has been deleted.

This method does not recursively find names. It returns the names on the base level from which it was called.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the RegistryKey class.


' Print the information from the Test9999 subkey.
Console.WriteLine("There are {0} subkeys under Test9999.", _
    test9999.SubKeyCount.ToString())
For Each subKeyName As String In test9999.GetSubKeyNames()
    Dim tempKey As RegistryKey = _
        test9999.OpenSubKey(subKeyName)
    Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "There are {0} values for " & _
        "{1}.", tempKey.ValueCount.ToString(), tempKey.Name)
    For Each valueName As String In tempKey.GetValueNames()
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-8}: {1}", valueName, _
            tempKey.GetValue(valueName).ToString())
    Next
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.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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