Windows Forms: How to make an Application auto run on Windows startup in C#

How to Run the Application at Windows startup in C#

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Step 1Click New Project, then select Visual C# on the left, then Windows and then select Windows Forms Application. Name your project "AutorunStartup" and then click OK

c# autorun startupStep 2: Design your form as below

c# autorun windows startup

Step 3: Add code to handle your form as below

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Microsoft.Win32;

namespace AutorunStartup
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            //Create a registry key, then save your program path
            RegistryKey reg = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run", true);
            reg.SetValue("My application", Application.ExecutablePath.ToString());
            MessageBox.Show("You have been successfully saved.", "Message", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information);
        }
    }
}

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