looping some reg keys

Hi Experts,

consider:

const
registryPath = '\Software\SATL\ProjectX\views';

procedure DView.getViews(list : tstrings);
var
MyReg: TRegistry;
begin
list := tstrings.create;
MyReg := TRegistry.Create;
MyReg.RootKey := HKEY_CURRENT_USER;
if MyReg.OpenKey(registryPath,False) then
  begin
  //here I would like to put the names of all subkeys in list.
  end
/// close & free
MyReg.CloseKey;
MyReg.Free;
end;

I checked a component that saves views, it uses a 'workaround'. It stores the number of keys in an entry named count, and names all view-subkeys by a number.

I would like save my views by name and be able to retrieve them. Somebody a solution?

Floris.



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florisbAsked:
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LischkeCommented:
Floris you made a small mistake. You cannot create a TStrings class as this is only defining some abstract methods and has no storage handling. You need to use the next descentant TStringList instead. This actually implements the methods defined in TStrings. Your code must then look so:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  MyReg: TRegistry;
  List : TStringList;
begin
  List := TStringList.Create;
  MyReg := TRegistry.Create;
  MyReg.RootKey := HKEY_CURRENT_USER;
  if MyReg.OpenKey('Software',False) then
  begin
    MyReg.getKeyNames(list);
  end
  //do something with list.
end;

Ciao, Mike
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LischkeCommented:
What about TRegistry.GetKeyNames?

Ciao, Mike
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JaymolCommented:
Mike, I agree.
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florisbAuthor Commented:
He, great! Why didn't I find that one before?  

Before I give points, why does the following code give an 'abstract error'?

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
MyReg: TRegistry;
list : tstrings;
begin
list := tstrings.create;
MyReg := TRegistry.Create;
MyReg.RootKey := HKEY_CURRENT_USER;
if MyReg.OpenKey('Software',False) then
  begin
  MyReg.getKeyNames(list);
  end
//do something with list.
end;
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florisbAuthor Commented:
copy-pasted code behind GetKeyNames to own proc. Abstract error on Strings.Clear... ....hmmmm.

procedure TRegistry.GetKeyNames(Strings: TStrings);
var
  Len: DWORD;
  I: Integer;
  Info: TRegKeyInfo;
  S: string;
begin
  Strings.Clear;
  if GetKeyInfo(Info) then
  begin
    SetString(S, nil, Info.MaxSubKeyLen + 1);
    for I := 0 to Info.NumSubKeys - 1 do
    begin
      Len := Info.MaxSubKeyLen + 1;
      RegEnumKeyEx(CurrentKey, I, PChar(S), Len, nil, nil, nil, nil);
      Strings.Add(PChar(S));
    end;
  end;
end;

please help!
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florisbAuthor Commented:
when I remove the clear and my own create and do Strings.Add(S). It works.......


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LischkeCommented:
Ah, yes, don't forget to free List afterwards!

Ciao, Mike
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fitimsCommented:
const
registryPath = '\Software\SATL\ProjectX\views';

procedure DView.getViews(list : tstrings);
var
  MyReg: TRegistry;
begin
   list := TStringList.create;
   //list := tstrings.create;
   MyReg := TRegistry.Create;
   MyReg.RootKey := HKEY_CURRENT_USER;
   if MyReg.OpenKey(registryPath,False) then
   begin
    MyReg.GetValueNames(list);
    //here I would like to put the names of all subkeys in list.
   end;
   /// close & free
   MyReg.CloseKey;
   MyReg.Free;
end;
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florisbAuthor Commented:
fitims, I'm evaluating Lischke and expect that that comment will help me out.... .....and I do need the keys and not the values!

moment...
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florisbAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

AAARGH! Tried it all the time with a tstrings. Know now that that's just a base-class.

fitmits; i see you new here. You posted a correct answer too, but Lischke was first. Perhaps better to post comments, then person who asks can just choose which comment to accept.

Floris.


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LischkeCommented:
Yep, thank you Floris...

Ciao, Mike
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