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Deleting a key in registry

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I'm have trouble deleting a key from the registry -> setting the key goes OK - The deleting goes fine too, but the key remains...
Heres the code:

Var
DelKey:pchar;

begin
  OVI.dwOSVersionInfoSize := SizeOf(OVI);
  GetVersionEx(OVI);
  case OVI.dwPlatformID of
       VER_PLATFORM_WIN32_WINDOWS :
          CurVerKey := '\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run';
       VER_PLATFORM_WIN32_NT      :
          CurVerKey := '\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Run';
  else
      CurVerKey := '';
  end;

DelKey:='AppLauncher';

      with TRegistry.Create do
        try
          RootKey := HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE;
          if OpenKey(CurVerKey, False) then
             DeleteKey(DelKey);
          CloseKey;
        finally
          Free;
         End;

Why doesn't this remove the key??

I have checked the spelling many times..

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Question by:sancolumbusdk
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sancolumbusdk,

don't know why it doesn't work. I don't like the delphi TRegistry object at all. Try my winAPI function:

function RegDelKey(key: HKEY; const path: string) : boolean;
var c2 : cardinal;
begin
  result:=false;
  c2:=RegDeleteKey(key,PChar(path));
  if (c2<>ERROR_SUCCESS) and (c2<>2) then
    Application.MessageBox(PChar('Error number: '+IntToStr(c2)),PChar('Deleting RegKey "'+path+'"'),0);
  result:=c2=ERROR_SUCCESS;
end;
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by:sancolumbusdk
ID: 1337962
Seems interesting vil try it monday :-)
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by:sancolumbusdk
ID: 1337963
I've checked the routine, and it lead me to another conclusion. My routine doesn't work because I'm trying to delete key when it is a Value I want to remove. So I used the wrong method.

Your function works too if it is used for deleting keys - not values..


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That's right...   :-)
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