Registry Routines
Updated Monday December 26, 2011
   
Category
Topic
Email
vb6
vb5
vb4-32
RegEnumKeyEx: POP3, SMTP, NNTP and LDAP Account Info (Outlook Express)
How to enumerate account information for given services. Jul 6.2002

RegQueryValueEx: User Default Email Address (Internet Account Manager)
Small routine to retrieve the current user's email address associated with the default email account. Jul 7.2002

Retrieving the User's Default Email Address (Outlook)
How to enumerate Outlook account information. Mar 6.2005

RegQueryValueEx: Determine the User's Default Mail Client
Returns the name of the default mail app, e.g. Outlook, Outlook Express, etc. Jul 6.2002



File Association
vb6
vb5
vb4-32
RegSetValueEx: Create a Registered File Association
Now your application will launch whenever its associated file is clicked in Explorer. June 29.1998

RegEnumKeyEx: Retrieve the Registered File Associations
Use RegEnumKeyEx and SHGetFileInfo to list all the registered file extensions on the system. Mar 18.2001



Internet Explorer
vb6
vb5
vb4-32
RegSetValueEx: Create an Application Launch Button on the IE Toolbar
Adding entries under IE's Extensions key to create application buttons on IE's toolbar May 10.2004


Security
vb6
vb5
vb4-32
GetSecurityInfo: Obtaining Registry Key Owner Information
Identifying the current owner of a registry key.  Jul 3.2008


System
vb6
vb5
vb4-32
RegQueryValueEx: Determine Active Internet Dialup Connections
Using the Registry to determine if the user has an active internet connection. Feb 8.1998

RegQueryValueEx: Determine Windows Last Shutdown Date and Time
Retrieve the date and time of the local machine's last shutdown. Dec 17.2004

RegEnumValue: Enumerate Registered Shared DLLs
How to enumerate registry keys under the SharedDLLs key. Mar 3.2003

RegSetValueEx: Forcing a Refresh of Shell Icon Cache
Use the registry and SendMessageTimeout to force Windows to refresh the screen icons. Sept 1.1999

RegQueryValueEx: Windows Registered Owner Information
How to obtain the registered owner, company, product name and product ID. Dec 1.2002

RegEnumKeyEx: Retrieve Windows Uninstallable Application List
Querying the registry for a listing of installed applications as listed under the Uninstall key. Jul 6.2002



 

 
 

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