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Posted on 2013-10-23
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Hi,


Migrationg to Xe2 from 2007 I am getting following error
Error=
      ERegistryException with message 'Invalid data type for 'SystemBIOSVersion'
Code Line=
      sl := ReadMultirowKey(RegistryV,'SystemBIOSVersion');

Regards
Allan


unit RegistryBIOS ;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs,Registry, StdCtrls;

  function GetRegInfoWinNT(JobType:String):String ;
  function ReadMultirowKey(reg: TRegistry; Key: string): TStrings;

implementation

function GetRegInfoWinNT(JobType:String):String ;
var   // Usage  GetRegInfoWinNT('BIOSDate') or GetRegInfoWinNT('BIOSVersion')
  Registryv       : TRegistry;
  RegPath         : string;
  sl              : TStrings;
begin
  RegPath := '\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System';
  registryv:=TRegistry.Create(KEY_QUERY_VALUE) ; // To overcome windows access rights.
  registryv.rootkey:=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE;
  sl := nil;
  try
    registryv.OpenKeyReadOnly(RegPath);
    if JobType='BIOSDate' then
      result:=RegistryV.ReadString('SystemBIOSDate')
    else if JobType='BIOSVersion' then
    begin
      sl := ReadMultirowKey(RegistryV,'SystemBIOSVersion');
      result:=sl.Text ;
    end;
  except
  end;
  Registryv.Free;
  if Assigned(sl) then sl.Free;
end;

function ReadMultirowKey(reg: TRegistry; Key: string): TStrings;
const 
  bufsize = 100;
var
  i: integer;
  s1: string;
  sl: TStringList;
  bin: array[1..bufsize] of char;
begin
  try
    result := nil;
    sl := nil;
    sl := TStringList.Create;
    if not Assigned(reg) then
      raise Exception.Create('TRegistry object not assigned.');
    FillChar(bin,bufsize,#0);
    reg.ReadBinaryData(Key,bin,bufsize);
    i := 1;
    s1 := '';
    while i < bufsize do
    begin
      if ord(bin[i]) >= 32 then
        s1 := s1 + bin[i]
      else
      begin
        if Length(s1) > 0 then
        begin
          sl.Add(s1);
          s1 := '';
        end;
      end;
      inc(i);
    end;
    result := sl;
  except
    sl.Free;
    raise;
  end;
end;


end.

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Question by:Allan_Fernandes
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by:Sinisa Vuk
ID: 39596878
Check if key values exists before do Read and check for data type too (if is compatible with ReadBinaryData)...
...
if reg.ValueExists(Key) then
    if reg.GetDataType(Key) = rdBinary then

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... maybe value is of another type ....
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by:Geert Gruwez
ID: 39596933
i'm guessing you get lots of warning about variable might not have been initialised ?

using the line
  var := nil
only takes away the warning, it doesn't actually solve the fault

your code reworked , with the fault removed
i had to change the 2nd function to a procedure

unit RegistryBIOS ;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs,Registry, StdCtrls;

  function GetRegInfoWinNT(JobType:String):String ;
  procedure ReadMultirowKey(reg: TRegistry; Key: string; Data: TStrings);

implementation

function GetRegInfoWinNT(JobType:String):String ;
var   // Usage  GetRegInfoWinNT('BIOSDate') or GetRegInfoWinNT('BIOSVersion')
  Registryv       : TRegistry;
  RegPath         : string;
  sl              : TStrings;
begin
  RegPath := '\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System';
  registryv:=TRegistry.Create(KEY_QUERY_VALUE) ; // To overcome windows access rights.
  try
    registryv.rootkey:=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE;
    registryv.OpenKeyReadOnly(RegPath);
    if JobType='BIOSDate' then
      result:=RegistryV.ReadString('SystemBIOSDate')
    else if JobType='BIOSVersion' then
    begin
      sl := TStringList.Create;
      try
        ReadMultirowKey(RegistryV,'SystemBIOSVersion', sl);
        result:=sl.Text ;
      finally
        sl.Free;
      end;
    end;
  finally
    Registryv.Free;
  end;
end;

procedure ReadMultirowKey(reg: TRegistry; Key: string; Data: TStrings);
const 
  bufsize = 100;
var
  i: integer;
  s1: string;
  bin: array[1..bufsize] of char;
begin
  if not Assigned(reg) then
    raise Exception.Create('TRegistry object not assigned.');
  if not Assigned(data) then 
    raise Exception.Create('Data variable not assigned');
  FillChar(bin,bufsize,#0);
  reg.ReadBinaryData(Key,bin,bufsize);
  i := 1;
  s1 := '';
  while i < bufsize do
  begin
    if ord(bin[i]) >= 32 then
      s1 := s1 + bin[i]
    else
    begin
      if Length(s1) > 0 then
      begin
        data.Add(s1);
        s1 := '';
      end;
    end;
    inc(i);
  end;
end;

end.

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by:Allan_Fernandes
ID: 39599590
I appreciate the effort you are taking, but my problem was not resolved.
Later I found the solution at
http://www.swissdelphicenter.ch/torry/showcode.php?id=1431
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by:Allan_Fernandes
ID: 39607860
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Allan_Fernandes's comment #a39599590

for the following reason:

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Geert Gruwez earned 1500 total points
ID: 39599633
ow,  that problem :)

i thought i'd resolve the code faults first, wait on your feedback and then proceed
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