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RegistryPermission.Copy Method

Creates and returns an identical copy of the current permission.

Namespace:  System.Security.Permissions
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public override IPermission Copy()

Return Value

Type: System.Security.IPermission
A copy of the current permission.



A copy of a permission represents the same access to resources as the original permission.

The following code example shows the behavior of the Copy method. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the RegistryPermission class.


The code example is intended to show the behavior of the method, not to demonstrate its use. In general, the methods of permission classes are used by the security infrastructure; they are not typically used in applications.

//Copy creates and returns an identical copy of the current permission. 
private static bool CopyDemo()

    bool returnValue = true;
    readPerm4 = (RegistryPermission)readPerm1.Copy();
    if (readPerm4 != null)
        Console.WriteLine("Result of copy = " + readPerm4.ToString() + "\n");
        Console.WriteLine("Result of copy is null. \n");
    return returnValue;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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