RegSetValueEx

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

This function stores data in the value field of an open registry key. It can also set additional value and type information for the specified key.

A remote application interface (RAPI) version of this function exists called CeRegSetValueEx (RAPI).


LONG RegSetValueEx(
  HKEY hKey,
  LPCWSTR lpValueName,
  DWORD Reserved,
  DWORD dwType,
  const BYTE* lpData,
  DWORD cbData
);

hKey

[in] Handle to a currently open key or any of the following predefined reserved handle values:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

HKEY_USERS

lpValueName

[in] Pointer to a string containing the name of the value to set. If a value with this name is not already present in the key, this function adds it to the key. If this parameter is set to NULL or an empty string, the value set is the value named "Default". The maximum length of a value name is 255, not including the terminating NULL character.

Reserved

[in] Reserved. Must be set to zero.

dwType

[in] Type of information to be stored as the value data. The following table shows possible values.

Value Description

REG_BINARY

Specifies binary data in any form.

REG_DWORD

Specifies a 32-bit number.

REG_DWORD_BIG_ENDIAN

Specifies a 32-bit number in big-endian format.

In big-endian format, a multibyte value is stored in memory from the highest byte to the lowest byte. For example, the value 0x12345678 is stored as (0x12 0x34 0x56 0x78) in big-endian format.

REG_DWORD_LITTLE_ENDIAN

Specifies a 32-bit number in little-endian format. This is equivalent to REG_DWORD.

In little-endian format, a multibyte value is stored in memory from the lowest byte to the highest byte. For example, the value 0x12345678 is stored as (0x78 0x56 0x34 0x12) in little-endian format.

REG_EXPAND_SZ

Specifies a null-terminated string that contains unexpanded references to environment variables, for example, %PATH%.

REG_LINK

Specifies a Unicode symbolic link. Used internally. Applications do not use this type.

REG_MULTI_SZ

Specifies an array of null-terminated strings, terminated by two null characters.

REG_NONE

No defined value type.

REG_RESOURCE_LIST

Specifies a device-driver resource list.

REG_SZ

Specifies a null-terminated Unicode string. Do not use the REG_SZ type to store hard-coded paths to the system root.

lpData

[in] Pointer to a buffer that contains the data to be stored with the specified value name.

cbData

[in] Size, in bytes, of the information pointed to by lpData. If the data is of type REG_SZ, REG_EXPAND_SZ, or REG_MULTI_SZ, This parameter must include the size of the terminating null character. The maximum size of data allowed is 4 KB.

ERROR_SUCCESS indicates success. A nonzero error code defined in Winerror.h indicates failure. To get a generic description of the error, call FormatMessage with the FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM flag set. The message resource is optional, so FormatMessage might fail.

Value lengths are limited by available memory. Long values of more than 2048 bytes should be stored as files with the file names stored in the registry for efficiency. Application elements, such as icons, bitmaps, and executable files, should be stored as files, and not be placed in the registry.

Windows Mobile supports only the Unicode version of this function.

Headerwinreg.h
Librarycoredll.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 1.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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