RegistryKey.ToString RegistryKey.ToString RegistryKey.ToString Method

Definition

Retrieves a string representation of this key.

public:
 override System::String ^ ToString();
public override string ToString ();
Public Overrides Function ToString () As String
Returns

A string representing the key. If the specified key is invalid (cannot be found) then null is returned.

Exceptions

The RegistryKey being accessed is closed (closed keys cannot be accessed).

Examples

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the RegistryKey class.

// Delete or close the new subkey.
Console::Write( "\nDelete newly created registry key? (Y/N) " );
if ( Char::ToUpper( Convert::ToChar( Console::Read() ) ) == 'Y' )
{
   Registry::CurrentUser->DeleteSubKeyTree( "Test9999" );
   Console::WriteLine( "\nRegistry key {0} deleted.", test9999->Name );
}
else
{
   Console::WriteLine( "\nRegistry key {0} closed.", test9999->ToString() );
   test9999->Close();
}
// Delete or close the new subkey.
Console.Write("\nDelete newly created registry key? (Y/N) ");
if(Char.ToUpper(Convert.ToChar(Console.Read())) == 'Y')
{
    Registry.CurrentUser.DeleteSubKeyTree("Test9999");
    Console.WriteLine("\nRegistry key {0} deleted.", 
        test9999.Name);
}
else
{
    Console.WriteLine("\nRegistry key {0} closed.", 
        test9999.ToString());
    test9999.Close();
}
' Delete or close the new subkey.
Console.Write(vbCrLf & "Delete newly created " & _
    "registry key? (Y/N) ")
If Char.ToUpper(Convert.ToChar(Console.Read())) = "Y"C Then
    Registry.CurrentUser.DeleteSubKeyTree("Test9999")
    Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Registry key {0} deleted.", _
        test9999.Name)
Else
    Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Registry key {0} closed.", _
        test9999.ToString())
    test9999.Close()
End If

Remarks

The return value includes the registry path of the specified key and the hexadecimal value for the key. The registry path includes the absolute root of the specified key, always starts at one of the base keys for the registry, for example, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Applies to

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