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I am using Visual Studio 2008, language Visual Basic. How can I get the string value from registry key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Test\LastUser" and plug its value into a textbox? Thanks in advanced.
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Try this way:

Dim strKey As String = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Test\"
Dim strValue As String = "LastUser"
Me.TextBox1.Text = My.Computer.Registry.GetValue(strKey, strValue, String.Empty)

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by:agriesser
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Can't test at the moment, but out of mind it could look like this:
string = Registry.GetSettingString(HKEY_CURRENT_USER, "SOFTWARE\Test", "LastUser", "")
MsgBox string

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by:Dxpert
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I guess (I didn't test it) it would be something like this:



Dim NewKey As RegistryKey = _
   Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("Software\Test\\LastUser", _
                                    True)
'Get value stored, and use a Type Conversion function to convert
'the Value from the Registry to a String

Dim GetVal As String = CType(NewKey.GetValue("LastUser"), _
                             String)
'Display the value on the Titlebar of the Form

Me.Text = GetVal



http://www.codeguru.com/vb/gen/vb_system/directoriesandfiles/article.php/c12067__2/
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Thank you guys for all the help!
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