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Posted on 1999-01-09
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the code following returns 87 in the result variable after calling the RegEnumKetEx function. any ideas?

DWORD numSubKeys;
char* subKeyName;
DWORD dwName;

long result = RegQueryInfoKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, NULL,NULL,            &numSubKeys, NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL);

if (result == ERROR_SUCCESS)
{
    for (unsigned int kCntr = 0; kCntr < numSubKeys; Cntr++)
    {
      result = RegEnumKeyEx(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, kCntr,    subKeyName, &dwName, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL);

      if (result == ERROR_SUCCESS)
      {
      m_Tree.InsertItem(subKeyName,1,1,root,TVI_LAST);
                  }
            }
      }
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The reasons for error 87 (aka. ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER) are
1. you're using an uninitialized pointer as a buffer for the subkey
2. as you can see in the documentation, no parameter (except lpReserved) may be set to NULL

BTW: There's no reason to use 'RegEnumKeyEx()', the following code will do the same:

    HKEY        hKey    =   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE;
    int         nIdx    =   0;
    long        lnRes;

    char        acSubKey    [   WHATEVER_THE_SIZE_SHOULD_BE];

   
    for (   ;;)
        {
            lnRes   =   RegEnumKey  (   hKey,
                                        nIdx,
                                        acSubKey,
                                        sizeof  (   acSubKey)
                                    );

            if  (   ERROR_NO_MORE_ITEMS ==  lnRes)
                {  
                    break;
                }

            if  (   ERROR_SUCCESS   !=  lnRes)
                {
                    return  (   FALSE);
                }

            // do something with the key name in acSubKey

            nIdx++;
        }


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