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Hey,

I have a checkbox how would I make it that if I click on the checkbox and it checks that the program will start up on windows logon.

And also how do I make the program remember that the checkbox has been checked and keep it checked so you dont have to keep on checking it for each time you want to start the program on windows logon,

Cheers,

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Hi,

> I have a checkbox how would I make it that if I click on the checkbox and it checks that the program
> will start up on windows logon.

uses Registry;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
// register application
var
  Reg: TRegistry;
begin
  Reg := TRegistry.Create;
  Reg.RootKey := HKEY_CURRENT_USER;
  Reg.OpenKey('Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run', True);
  Reg.WriteString('nameOfApplication', ParamStr(0));
  Reg.Destroy;
end;

procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
// delete application from autostart
var
  Reg: TRegistry;
begin
  Reg := TRegistry.Create;
  Reg.RootKey := HKEY_CURRENT_USER;
  Reg.OpenKey('Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run', True);
  Reg.DeleteValue('nameOfApplication');
  Reg.Destroy;
end;

>> And also how do I make the program remember that the checkbox has been checked and keep
>> it checked so you dont have to keep on checking it for each time you want to start the program
>> on windows logon,

Use IniFiles or the registry! Sth. like:

// ...
var
  ini: TIniFile;
begin
  ini := TIniFile.Create(ChangeFileExt(ParamStr(0), '.ini'));
  try
    ini.WriteBool('Options', 'doAutostart', CheckBox.Checked);
  finally
    FreeAndNil(ini); //Datei Schliessen/Freigeben
  end;
// ...

// ...
  CheckBox.Checked := ini.ReadBool('Options', 'doAutostart', false);
// ...

If you want to use the registry it's more or less the same as above.

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