Inside the Windows 95 Registry: A Guide for Programmers, System Administrators, and Users 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1565921702
ISBN-10: 1565921704
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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 594 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (August 11, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565921704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565921702
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,602,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 4, 1998
Format: Paperback
If you are going to program with registry, this one is your must have. There are in-depth explanations of backing up, restoring and accessing to the registry, plenty of examples in the book. The author also address the registry(key)difference between WindowsNT and Windows95, though not very thorough. Except some functions are "obsolete" (i.e. getwinflags()) and all of them are used "old fashioned" c, the codes in those examples are well tested. More over, there are two charpters are dedicated to "VB" programers and whenever possible, the author tries to show the example in both "C" and "VB". I would like to see the second version of this book explaining more about WindowsNT registry and using MFC.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "jvolk151" on July 5, 2000
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I needed to find a book that delved into the Win9x registry in the same amount of depth as this one, but this book is almost totally VB & C oriented. I bought it looking for a tools I could use within the command shell that's native to Win9x, but even though it didn't have what I was looking for, it's still a great book, but it's definitely a programmers guide, not an administrative tool. Since I got it, some friends have told me how a combo of Kix & Rexx scriptinig is actually what I'm looking for.
I still give it four stars because I can't knock it for not having what I want, because what it has is very, very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 1998
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This was the first "registry" book that I bought and I measure all of the others by it. If you are a programmer, this is *the bible* of registry programming as far as I am concerned. My only disappointment was the lack of a "reference" to most common registry entries. There are a number to be found, but they are scattered through-out the book and there aren't enough.
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