UserPreferenceCategory Enum


Defines identifiers that represent categories of user preferences.

public enum class UserPreferenceCategory
public enum UserPreferenceCategory
type UserPreferenceCategory = 
Public Enum UserPreferenceCategory


Accessibility 1

Indicates user preferences associated with accessibility features of the system for users with disabilities.

Color 2

Indicates user preferences associated with system colors. This category includes such as the default color of windows or menus.

Desktop 3

Indicates user preferences associated with the system desktop. This category includes the background image or background image layout of the desktop.

General 4

Indicates user preferences that are not associated with any other category.

Icon 5

Indicates user preferences for icon settings, including icon height and spacing.

Keyboard 6

Indicates user preferences for keyboard settings, such as the key down repeat rate and delay.

Locale 13

Indicates changes in user preferences for regional settings, such as the character encoding and culture strings.

Menu 7

Indicates user preferences for menu settings, such as menu delays and text alignment.

Mouse 8

Indicates user preferences for mouse settings, such as double-click time and mouse sensitivity.

Policy 9

Indicates user preferences for policy settings, such as user rights and access levels.

Power 10

Indicates the user preferences for system power settings. This category includes power feature settings, such as the idle time before the system automatically enters low power mode.

Screensaver 11

Indicates user preferences associated with the screensaver.

VisualStyle 14

Indicates user preferences associated with visual styles, such as enabling or disabling visual styles and switching from one visual style to another.

Window 12

Indicates user preferences associated with the dimensions and characteristics of windows on the system.


UserPreferenceCategory provides identifiers that can represent a category of user preferences.

Some of the user preferences in these categories can be changed using the Windows Control Panel, the Computer Management console, or programmatically using an appropriate API.

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