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Is there anyway I can add information into the Windows 95 registry using C++? If so, how?
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pagladasu earned 60 total points
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Yes, you can.
Try the functions:
WriteProfileInt()
WriteProfileSection()
WriteProfileString()

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by:GreatOne
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What library would I have to include to use these functions?

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by:pagladasu
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What will you be using:
windows SDK or MFC

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by:GreatOne
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I am not using Visual C++, i am using DJGPP to write and compile my program. Can I access the Registry using DJGPP? If not, I would be using MFC.
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by:pagladasu
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I have not used DJGPP. So, I wouldn't be able to tell.
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by:fstab
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Use the registry functions : RegOpenKeyEx, RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyEx, RegDeleteKey, RegOpenKey. The functions WriteProfileInt etc. write only into .INI files NOT the registry.

 

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Fstab,
Can I use the functions u described with DJGPP?
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by:fstab
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What is DJGPP ? :-) Please enlighten me ..
Also these functions are available in the Win32 environment. So if DJGPP supports the Win32 API, I am sure they should work. Otherwise you have an option of going back to MFC - actually these are not MFC functions but Win32 API functions.
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by:GreatOne
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Ok I am using Visual C++ to write this program. Using the functions listed by fstab how would I add a value to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN?

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by:corneil
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You have to open the key using:
RegOpenKeyEx
Then write the value using:
RegSetValueEx
Then close the registry key using:
RegCloseKey
            
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