Inside the Windows 95 Registry by Ron Petrusha

By Ron Petrusha

What home windows ninety five builders were searching for! An in-depth exam of the home windows ninety five registry, the hot imperative "storage facility" for settings that replaces many of the outdated SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI settings present in home windows 3.x.This ebook covers distant registry entry, ameliorations among the Win95 and NT registries, and registry backup. you will additionally discover a thorough exam of the function that the registry performs in OLE, insurance of undocumented registry prone, and extra. Petrusha indicates programmers how to entry the Win95 registry from Win32, Win16, and DOS courses in C and visible simple. VxD pattern code can also be included.The ebook features a diskette with registry instruments similar to REGSPY, a software that exhibits precisely how home windows purposes, libraries, and drivers use settings within the registry.

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Chapter 3, Backing Up and Restoring the Registry, offers a graduated set of techniques that you can use for backing up your registry and, in the event that your registry modifications (or the actions of some other program) damage some or all of your registry, for restoring your registry. You should definitely read this chapter before you begin testing your registry-enabled applications on your system. Chapter 4, The Win32 Registry API, provides extensive coverage of the registry API, and includes some undocumented material and some little-known but important bugs in remote registry access.

X. 1 for the first time included a registration database, which was an alternate form of storing certain kinds of configuration information. DAT, was used for OLE, for drag-and-drop operations, and for establishing associations between data files and the programs capable of handling them based on their data file extension. 1. 1 registration database file. As Figure 12 shows, in addition to its relative inaccessibility, the registration database featured an organization different from the linear, more or less free-form structure typical of initialization files.

Inside the Windows 95 Registry addresses both areas of interest. In place of the view of the registry as a magical black box, it attempts to provide some solid documentation that helps you understand how the registry is organized and how it is used both by Windows 95 and by Windows NT. In the course of reading the book, hopefully you'll find that your own view of the registry has been transformed, and that instead of seeing the registry as inconvenient, mysterious, and troublesome, you'll instead see it as a practical database structure that you can use to store an almost unlimited range of data.

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