To take full advantage of 32-bit Windows, programmers need to know their way around the Registry, the centralized repository for information about the PC, operating system, and applications. With sample code in both C and Visual Basic, Inside the Windows 95 Registry
explains how you can use the Registry to store application-specific data, add options to the File/New menu in the Windows Explorer, register OLE components, and support dynamic changes to hardware configuration via Plug and Play--and much more.
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What Windows 95 developers have been looking for! An in-depth examination of the Windows 95 registry, the new central "storage facility" for settings that replaces most of the old SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI settings found in Windows 3.x. This book covers remote registry access, differences between the Win95 and NT registries, and registry backup. You'll also find a thorough examination of the role that the registry plays in OLE, coverage of undocumented registry services, and more. Petrusha shows programmers how to access the Win95 registry from Win32, Win16, and DOS programs in C and Visual Basic. VxD sample code is also included. The book includes a diskette with registry tools such as REGSPY, a program that shows exactly how Windows applications, libraries, and drivers use settings in the registry.