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Using GetValueNames on rootkey

Posted on 2002-06-11
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I'm connecting to a remote registry on a LAN using RegistryConnect and need to find out the names of the subkeys under the HKEY_USERS key.

I've been using this code...

RootKey := HKEY_USERS;
RegistryConnect(Mchn);
GetKeyNames(Subs);

where Mchn is the name of the computer I'm connecting to and Subs is TStrings

but GetKeyNames doesn't seem to work unless I add an extra line using OpenKey, eg

RootKey := HKEY_USERS;
RegistryConnect(Mchn);
OpenKey('.DEFAULT');
GetKeyNames(Subs);


It's Catch-22 - I need to use OpenKey to be able to GetKeyNames, but I need to use GetKeyNames to be able to specify a key to open.

Any solutions to this? Thanks in advance.
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Question by:riccohb
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raidos earned 200 total points
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I just tried this, and it seems to do the job just fine.. =)

Const Mchn = '\\whatever';
Var
  Reg : TRegistry;
  SL : TStrings;
begin
  //TaskBar.BtnWidth := 80;
  Reg := TRegistry.Create;
  Reg.RegistryConnect(Mchn);
  Reg.RootKey := HKEY_USERS;
  If Reg.OpenKeyReadOnly('\') Then Begin
    SL := TStringList.Create;
    Reg.GetKeyNames(SL);
    ShowMessage(SL.Text);
    SL.Free;
  End;
  Reg.Free;
End;

Regards
//raidos
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by:raidos
ID: 7070178
Oops...

I have missplaced the RootKey...it should be above the RegistryConnect call..

//raidos
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by:riccohb
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Works like a charm. Many thanks.
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