Reading from the registry...

Posted on 1998-12-16
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
I need to get all the sub-entries from an entry in the registry.
In my "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.RTF.8\shell", the sub-entries is:

But I need to get(find/extract) them using code. How do I do that?
Question by:Olli083097
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ID: 1450712
'to get registry keys use:
Declare Function RegEnumKeyEx Lib "advapi32.dll" _
    Alias "RegEnumKeyExA" (ByVal hKey As Long, _
    ByVal dwIndex As Long, ByVal lpName As String, _
    ByVal cbName As Long) As Long

'to get values use:
Declare Function RegEnumValue Lib "advapi32.dll" _
    Alias "RegEnumValueA" (ByVal hKey As Long, _
    ByVal dwIndex As Long, ByVal lpValueName As String, _
    lpcbValueName As Long, lpReserved As Long, _
    lpType As Long, lpData As Byte, lpcbData As Long) _
    As Long

Expert Comment

ID: 1450713
If you need more just ask
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Expert Comment

ID: 1450714
Olli, I asked a very similar question myself recently and had good answers from both Mirkwood and Waty: - here's the URL

You'll find it most helpful.
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Author Comment

ID: 1450715
caraf_g: Your code was just what I needed! If you want the points, the just answer the question...!

Expert Comment

ID: 1450716
So you wanted the application written for you not told what you can use..  Ok what ever floats your boat.  What he showed you is using the API I told ya to use.

Author Comment

ID: 1450717
Chizl: If it were possible to split the pionts on two persons I would have done it... But he gave me exactly what I needed + a lot more usefull code! Sorry...!
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caraf_g earned 50 total points
ID: 1450718
Olli, here's a token answer. Thanks. Sorry for the late reply I sadly had to go on holidays. O woe!

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