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Read Registry for Default Image Editor

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// Hello,

// I need some code for reading the registry for the defualt image editor

procedure ThankYou(TOject: Sender);

// :)
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function CheckAssociatedFileType(FileType: AnsiString): String;
// Example: ShowMessage(CheckAssociatedFileType('.bmp'));
var
  Reg: TRegistry;
  Str: String;
begin
  Reg := TRegistry.Create;
  Result := '';
  with Reg do
    begin
    RootKey := HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT;
    if not OpenKey('\'+FileType, False) then Exit;
    Str := ReadString(''); // '' reads the default.
    if not OpenKey('\'+Str+'\Shell\Open\command', False) then Exit;
    Result := ReadString(''); // '' reads the default.
    end;
  Reg.Free;
end;
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by:fibdev
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How do I take the variable off the end of the string?

example:

c:\WINNT\paint.exe %1
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by:King_David
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If it includes spaces than " is your delimiter
else
the space is your delimiter.
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by:fibdev
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Please explain?
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by:fibdev
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Question wasn't answered completely, no activity for at least 2 weeks.

Sorry
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This question no longer is pending deletion
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You asked for some code for reading the registry for the defualt image editor - I gave you.
For 25 points I can not do more than you first asked!

Regards, David.

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I'm not going to bicker over 25 points, but my problem wasn't solved, I ended up solving it myself.
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