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no_registry tells the compiler not to search the registry for type libraries imported with
#import filename no_registry
A type library.
If a referenced type library is not found in the include directories, the compilation will fail even if the type library is in the registry.
no_registry propagates to other type libraries implicitly imported with
The compiler will never search the registry for type libraries that are specified by file name and passed directly to
auto_search is specified, the additional
#imports will be generated with the
no_registry setting of the initial
#import (if the initial
#import directive was
#import is also
no_registry is useful if you want to import cross referenced type libraries without the risk of the compiler finding an older version of the file in the registry.
no_registry is also useful if the type library is not registered.