Microsoft.Win32 namespace includes types you can use
to interact with the Microsoft Windows platform. These types concentrate on
two aspects of Windows-specific programming: receiving operating system
events and manipulating the registry. Essentially, the classes, delegates,
and enumerations in this namespace provide a type-safe object wrapper
around a few select functions in the Windows API.
Registry class to access
the root level registry keys, which are provided as
RegistryKey objects. These have built-in
methods for retrieving and modifying key values. The
SystemEvents class allows you to respond
to system events such as timers, preference changes, and shutdown operations.
All other types in this namespace are used to support the
SystemEvents class, by providing
delegates for each event and custom
objects that provide additional information to the
corresponding event handlers. Figure 25-1 shows
the inheritance diagram for this namespace.