EventWaitHandleSecurity.ResetAccessRule Method (EventWaitHandleAccessRule)


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Removes all access control rules with the same user as the specified rule, regardless of AccessControlType, and then adds the specified rule.

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

public void ResetAccessRule(
	EventWaitHandleAccessRule rule


Type: System.Security.AccessControl.EventWaitHandleAccessRule

The EventWaitHandleAccessRule to add. The user specified by this rule determines the rules to remove before this rule is added.

Exception Condition

rule is null.

If there are no access rules whose user matches the specified rule, rule is added.

The following code example shows how the ResetAccessRule method replaces all rules for the matching user with the rule specified for the match.

The example creates an EventWaitHandleSecurity object and adds rules that allow and deny various rights for the current user. The example then creates a new rule that allows the current user full control, and uses the ResetAccessRule method to replace both of the existing rules with the new rule.


This example does not attach the security object to a EventWaitHandle object. Examples that attach security objects can be found in EventWaitHandle.GetAccessControl and EventWaitHandle.SetAccessControl.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Security.AccessControl;
using System.Security.Principal;

public class Example
    public static void Main()
        // Create a string representing the current user.
        string user = Environment.UserDomainName + "\\" + 

        // Create a security object that grants no access.
        EventWaitHandleSecurity mSec = new EventWaitHandleSecurity();

        // Add a rule that grants the current user the 
        // right to wait on or signal the event and read the
        // permissions on the event.
        EventWaitHandleAccessRule rule = new EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, 
            EventWaitHandleRights.Synchronize | EventWaitHandleRights.Modify
                | EventWaitHandleRights.ReadPermissions, 

        // Add a rule that denies the current user the 
        // right to change permissions on the event.
        rule = new EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user, 

        // Display the rules in the security object.

        // Create a rule that grants the current user 
        // the full control over the event. Use the
        // ResetAccessRule method to replace both of 
        // the existing rules with the new rule. 
        rule = new EventWaitHandleAccessRule(user,


    private static void ShowSecurity(EventWaitHandleSecurity security)
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nCurrent access rules:\r\n");

        foreach(EventWaitHandleAccessRule ar in 
            security.GetAccessRules(true, true, typeof(NTAccount)))
            Console.WriteLine("        User: {0}", ar.IdentityReference);
            Console.WriteLine("        Type: {0}", ar.AccessControlType);
            Console.WriteLine("      Rights: {0}", ar.EventWaitHandleRights);

/*This code example produces output similar to following:

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Deny
      Rights: ChangePermissions

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: Modify, ReadPermissions, Synchronize

Current access rules:

        User: TestDomain\TestUser
        Type: Allow
      Rights: FullControl

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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