Solved

How to delete a subkey from the registry in VB6

Posted on 2009-07-13
4
256 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hello.

I am just starting to get involved in working with the system registry and I have stumbled on a hang up.  I cant figure out how to delete a selected subkey in the registry from a listbox.  For example I need to be able to click on a subkey in a list box and delete it from the registry.  The following is a subkey I want to delete:  

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ehTray.exe

0
Comment
Question by:471094
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:471094
ID: 24843928
Update---  I just need to be able to delete the ehTray.exe subkey.  Sorry.
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Donald Stewart earned 250 total points
ID: 24843964
There's an example here:
http://www.devx.com/vb2themax/Tip/19136 
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:nffvrxqgrcfqvvc
ID: 24844863
If you need more help with the registry in the future so experts do not get confused. You can refer to them as Value Name and Value Data. A subkey is confusing because experts looking at your question might think you mean an actual subkey. In this particular question you did give an example which indicates you want to remove a Value Name from the registry but without that example many would assume you need to delete a subkey. :)
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:game-master
ID: 24845548

try sumthing like this....

Const HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT = &H80000000
Const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
Const HKEY_USERS = &H80000003
Const HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG = &H80000005


sComputer = "MyComputer"
sMethod = "DeleteKey"
hTree = HKEY_CURRENT_USER
sKey = "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ehTray.exe"


Set oRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}//" & _
        sComputer & "/root/default:StdRegProv")

Set oMethod = oRegistry.Methods_(sMethod)
Set oInParam = oMethod.inParameters.SpawnInstance_()

oInParam.hDefKey = hTree
oInParam.sSubKeyName = sKey

Set oOutParam = oRegistry.ExecMethod_(sMethod, oInParam)




'''''''''''''''''''''
or visit this link for more information....

http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/1476861


game-master
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Most everyone who has done any programming in VB6 knows that you can do something in code like Debug.Print MyVar and that when the program runs from the IDE, the value of MyVar will be displayed in the Immediate Window. Less well known is Debug.Asse…
When designing a form there are several BorderStyles to choose from, all of which can be classified as either 'Fixed' or 'Sizable' and I'd guess that 'Fixed Single' or one of the other fixed types is the most popular choice. I assume it's the most p…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question