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RegistryView Enum


Specifies which registry view to target on a 64-bit operating system.

public enum class RegistryView
public enum RegistryView
type RegistryView = 
Public Enum RegistryView


Default 0

The default view.

Registry32 512

The 32-bit view.

Registry64 256

The 64-bit view.


On the 64-bit version of Windows, portions of the registry are stored separately for 32-bit and 64-bit applications. There is a 32-bit view for 32-bit applications and a 64-bit view for 64-bit applications.

You can specify a registry view when you use the OpenBaseKey and OpenRemoteBaseKey(RegistryHive, String, RegistryView) methods, and the FromHandle property on a RegistryKey object.

If you request a 64-bit view on a 32-bit operating system, the returned keys will be in the 32-bit view.

Applies to