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    Question working with Windows Registry

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    I am developing a program that needs auto start at windows startup. For that I need to add Registry entries. Also the program needs to read some registry keys. What are the functions i need to do these.. Simply I need to

    check if the startup key already exists
    add a new key if it doesn't exist
    read a key values

    Somebody please help me. I found a lot of functions in MSDN site. But I didn't find the required functions..

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    ashik thomas

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    Re: working with Windows Registry

    Why would you do that?

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ms-change.html

    Go to the part where it says "METHOD TWO". Just put the executable in the StartUp directory.
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    Re: working with Windows Registry

    Here you go... http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=vs.85).aspx

    Unless you have an aversion to using classes, I suggest you use the ATL CRegKey class (all you need to do to use it is include <atlbase.h>).

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    Re: working with Windows Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod View Post
    Why would you do that?
    Because using the Run or RunOnce key in the registry is a valid way to start an app. These keys provide other options that simply copying the app into the startup folder doesn't provide such as starting up the app when the machine starts, for all users or single user, or only start the app once (runonce).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjay View Post
    Because using the Run or RunOnce key in the registry is a valid way to start an app. These keys provide other options that simply copying the app into the startup folder doesn't provide such as starting up the app when the machine starts, for all users or single user, or only start the app once (runonce).
    That makes sense if you need the extra options. Based on the OP, the Startup directory would work just fine (no special parameters were mentioned as a pre-req).
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod View Post
    That makes sense if you need the extra options. Based on the OP, the Startup directory would work just fine (no special parameters were mentioned as a pre-req).
    It depends by what the OP meant by "needs auto start on windows startup". Does that mean on machine startup or user logon?

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    Re: working with Windows Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by Arjay View Post
    It depends by what the OP meant by "needs auto start on windows startup". Does that mean on machine startup or user logon?
    You just have to love interpreting other people's specifications and requirements
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    Re: working with Windows Registry

    Quote Originally Posted by YourSurrogateGod View Post
    You just have to love interpreting other people's specifications and requirements
    Not really - what I'm saying is that I can't interpret what the OP means by what was written - it just isn't clear.

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