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local and network registry - saving user settings?

Posted on 1998-04-08
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Previously we had an ini file which told us to read the main ini on the network or on the users local machine, this way, ruiinung the app from a network, the users could either save individual settings or have the same ones. How can I duplicate this functionality with the registry. I could have a key in the network resgitry. But how can I read the users registry on their machine as opposed to the networks? A user logs onto our app with a unique userid, perhaps I should store under that userid (not a computer useris just for the app)  in the network registry? All thoughts/solutions would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom.
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Use the RegistryConnect method of TRegistry to connect to either the local machine or the remote machine.

Step 1 : Connect to local registry (Create an instance of TRegistry, and it does this by default)
Step 2 : Look at the boolean 'network' key
Step 3 : Connect (with RegistryConnect) to the network machine if the network key is true
Step 4 : Do all registry operations as normal, assuming the key structure is the same on the local and network registries.


Tada!

Bryan
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Thanks for the answer. When I do a RegistryConnect witht eh server name (//server/sys) it reurns false. Any ideas why?
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Don't know.  Sorry.
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This system kind of sucks - I wanted to grade your answer but still leave it opne so others could help the problem. Now it's locked - that sucks.
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