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Call this method to retrieve the DWORD data for a specified value name.

LONG QueryDWORDValue( 
   LPCTSTR pszValueName, 
   DWORD& dwValue  
) throw( );


Pointer to a null-terminated string containing the name of the value to query.


Pointer to a buffer that receives the DWORD.

If the method succeeds, ERROR_SUCCESS is returned. If the method fails to read a value, it returns a nonzero error code defined in WINERROR.H. If the data referenced is not of type REG_DWORD, ERROR_INVALID_DATA is returned.

This method makes use of RegQueryValueEx and confirms that the correct type of data is returned. See RegQueryValueEx for more details.

Security note Security Note

This method allows the caller to specify any registry location, potentially reading data which cannot be trusted. Also, the RegQueryValueEx function used by this method does not explicitly handle strings which are NULL terminated. Both conditions should be checked for by the calling code.

Header: atlbase.h

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