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How to start application when windows start

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hi!

I want to start my application when windows start... i guess it must be possbile by manipulation registry


thanks in advance


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by:n_narayanan
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You are right,

Here is the code for you,

 Needs a reference to the project "Windows Script Host Object Model" WSHOM.OCX
Public Sub EnableStartup()
    Dim cPGM As String
    Dim oShell As IWshRuntimeLibrary.IWshShell, frmMsgBox As frmMessageBox
    On Error GoTo ErrEnablestartup
    Set oShell = New IWshRuntimeLibrary.IWshShell_Class
   
   
    cPGM$ = App.Path & "\pmsg.exe"
    oShell.RegWrite "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\PMSG", cPGM, "REG_SZ"
    Set oShell = Nothing
    Exit Sub
ErrEnablestartup:
    Dim strErr As String
    strErr = "Err no:" & Err.Number & " Err Desc:" & Err.Description & " Module:Global Proc:EnableStartup " & " Sts:Continue Process " & Date & " " & Time
    Call ErrorLog(strErr)
End Sub

'Where PMSG.EXE is your application name
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by:nachiket
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thanks for the help i will try this and come back in 2 hours
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by:nachiket
ID: 6979951
hi

thanks for the help and it worked... can i ask for one more favor?? please!!!

after runnig this code one key is added in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\PMSG which start the application successfully on windows startup... but the problem is suppose now i have added the program to startup and i want to disble this feature after words than??? i mean after i have once added the program to windows startup and i want to remove it afterwords than how to do that?

thank u very much for the help..  waiting.....

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by:n_narayanan
ID: 6979991
I will put the code in few Mins.

Your points for this is very less!!!

Just joking...

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ID: 6979994
Call this function

Public Sub DisableStartup()
    Dim oShell As IWshRuntimeLibrary.IWshShell_Class, frmMsgBox As frmMessageBox
    On Error GoTo ErrDisableStartup
    Set oShell = New IWshRuntimeLibrary.IWshShell_Class
 
    oShell.RegDelete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\PMSG"
    Set oShell = Nothing
    Exit Sub
ErrDisableStartup:
    Resume Next
End Sub

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