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RegistryPermission.SetPathList Method

Sets new access for the specified registry variable names to the existing state of the permission.

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

public void SetPathList(
	RegistryPermissionAccess access,
	string pathList


Type: System.Security.Permissions.RegistryPermissionAccess

One of the RegistryPermissionAccess values.

Type: System.String

A list of registry variables (semicolon-separated).


The access parameter is not a valid value of RegistryPermissionAccess.


The pathList parameter is not a valid string.

The previous state of the current permission is overwritten.

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

// AddPathList adds access for the specified registry variables to the existing state of the permission. 
// SetPathList sets new access for the specified registry variable names to the existing state of the permission. 
// GetPathList gets paths for all registry variables with the specified RegistryPermissionAccess. 
private static bool SetGetPathListDemo()
        RegistryPermission readPerm1;
        Console.WriteLine("Creating RegistryPermission with AllAccess rights for 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\HARDWARE\\DESCRIPTION\\System\\CentralProcessor\\0'");
        readPerm1 = new RegistryPermission(RegistryPermissionAccess.AllAccess, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\HARDWARE\\DESCRIPTION\\System\\CentralProcessor\\0");
        Console.WriteLine("Adding 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\HARDWARE\\DESCRIPTION' to the write access list, "
            + "and \n 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\HARDWARE\\DESCRIPTION\\System\\FloatingPointProcessor\\0' "
            + "to the read access list.");
        readPerm1.AddPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Write, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\HARDWARE\\DESCRIPTION");
        Console.WriteLine("Read access list before SetPathList = " +
        Console.WriteLine("Setting read access rights to \n'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\HARDWARE\\DESCRIPTION\\System\\CentralProcessor\\0'");
        Console.WriteLine("Read access list after SetPathList = \n" +
        Console.WriteLine("Write access = \n" +
        Console.WriteLine("Write access Registry variables = \n" +
    catch (ArgumentException e)
        // RegistryPermissionAccess.AllAccess can not be used as a parameter for GetPathList.
        Console.WriteLine("An ArgumentException occured as a result of using AllAccess. "
            + "AllAccess cannot be used as a parameter in GetPathList because it represents more than one "
            + "type of registry variable access : \n" + e);

    return true;

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

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