SetPathList Method

RegistryPermission.SetPathList Method (RegistryPermissionAccess, String)


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 Sub SetPathList (
	access As RegistryPermissionAccess,
	pathList As String


Type: System.Security.Permissions.RegistryPermissionAccess

One of the RegistryPermissionAccess values.

Type: System.String

A list of registry variables (semicolon-separated).

Exception Condition

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.

' 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 Shared Function SetGetPathListDemo() As Boolean
        Console.WriteLine("********************************************************" + vbLf)
        Dim readPerm1 As RegistryPermission
        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 " + vbLf + " 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\FloatingPointProcessor\0' " + "to the read access list.")
        readPerm1.AddPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Write, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION")
        readPerm1.AddPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\FloatingPointProcessor\0")
        Console.WriteLine("Read access list before SetPathList = " + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read))
        Console.WriteLine("Setting read access rights to " + vbLf + "'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0'")
        readPerm1.SetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read, "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0")
        Console.WriteLine("Read access list after SetPathList = " + vbLf + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read))
        Console.WriteLine("Write access = " + vbLf + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.Write))
        Console.WriteLine("Write access Registry variables = " + vbLf + readPerm1.GetPathList(RegistryPermissionAccess.AllAccess))
    Catch e As ArgumentException
        ' 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 : " + vbLf + e.Message)
    End Try

    Return True

End Function 'SetGetPathListDemo

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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