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Run application on Windows startup option

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Hi,

I'm developing an application and I want to have an option that can be changed by the user to determine whether to run the application at startup or not.

How can I do that?

Thanks.
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Hi,
Write some code to enter a registry startup item.

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2406374&SiteID=1

Just add it when the user selects to run at startup, and delete it, when the select to not run at startup.

RedK
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Yes, you need just to save into the proper registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Have a look to it to see what you have in your computer right now...
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The first couple of links referred to HKLM.  Since this request is user specific, the one to use is HLCU.
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