RegistryProxy Class

Provides properties and methods for manipulating the registry.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Resources = HostProtectionResource.ExternalProcessMgmt)]
public class RegistryProxy


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: Resources. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Computer.Registry Object.

To use these properties, you must have Read and Write permission from the RegistryPermissionAccess Enumeration. Any code running with full trust (under the default security policy, this is any code installed on the user's local hard drive) has the necessary permissions to access the registry. For more information, see RegistryPermission Class.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Registry object.

This example reads the value Name from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MyApp and displays it in a message box.

Dim readValue As Object
        readValue = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue _
        ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MyApp", "Name", Nothing)
        MsgBox("The value is " & CStr(readValue))


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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
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