Solved

Accessing Windows Registry

Posted on 1998-11-10
10
226 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-02
Is there anyway I can add information into the Windows 95 registry using C++? If so, how?
0
Comment
Question by:GreatOne
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
pagladasu earned 30 total points
ID: 1177482
Yes, you can.
Try the functions:
WriteProfileInt()
WriteProfileSection()
WriteProfileString()

0
 

Author Comment

by:GreatOne
ID: 1177483
What library would I have to include to use these functions?

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:pagladasu
ID: 1177484
What will you be using:
windows SDK or MFC

0
Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

 

Author Comment

by:GreatOne
ID: 1177485
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.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:pagladasu
ID: 1177486
I have not used DJGPP. So, I wouldn't be able to tell.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:fstab
ID: 1177487
Use the registry functions : RegOpenKeyEx, RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyEx, RegDeleteKey, RegOpenKey. The functions WriteProfileInt etc. write only into .INI files NOT the registry.

 

0
 

Author Comment

by:GreatOne
ID: 1177488
Fstab,
Can I use the functions u described with DJGPP?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:fstab
ID: 1177489
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:GreatOne
ID: 1177490
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?

0
 

Expert Comment

by:corneil
ID: 1177491
You have to open the key using:
RegOpenKeyEx
Then write the value using:
RegSetValueEx
Then close the registry key using:
RegCloseKey
            
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack!

The average business loses $13.5M per year to ineffective training (per 1,000 employees). Keep ahead of the competition and combine in-person quality with online cost and flexibility by training with Linux Academy.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Errors will happen. It is a fact of life for the programmer. How and when errors are detected have a great impact on quality and cost of a product. It is better to detect errors at compile time, when possible and practical. Errors that make their wa…
IntroductionThis article is the second in a three part article series on the Visual Studio 2008 Debugger.  It provides tips in setting and using breakpoints. If not familiar with this debugger, you can find a basic introduction in the EE article loc…
The viewer will learn how to use the return statement in functions in C++. The video will also teach the user how to pass data to a function and have the function return data back for further processing.
The viewer will learn additional member functions of the vector class. Specifically, the capacity and swap member functions will be introduced.

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question