RegOpenKeyEx (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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This function opens the specified key.

A remote application interface (RAPI) version of this function exists, and it is called CeRegOpenKeyEx (RAPI).

LONG RegOpenKeyEx( 
  HKEY hKey, 
  LPCWSTR lpSubKey, 
  DWORD ulOptions, 
  REGSAM samDesired, 
  PHKEY phkResult 
); 

Parameters

hKey
[in] Handle to a currently open key or any of the following predefined reserved handle values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • HKEY_USERS

Windows CE does not support the HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG, HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA, or HKEY_DYN_DATA predefined reserved handle values.

lpSubKey
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing the name of the subkey to open. If this parameter is NULL or a pointer to an empty string, the function will open a new handle to the key identified by the hKey parameter. In this case, the function will not close the handles previously opened.
ulOptions
[in] Reserved; set to 0.
samDesired
[in] Not supported; set to 0.
phkResult
[out] Pointer to a variable that receives a handle to the opened key. When you no longer need the returned handle, call the RegCloseKey function to close it.

Return Values

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; therefore, if you call FormatMessage it could fail.

Remarks

Unlike the RegCreateKeyEx function, the RegOpenKeyEx function does not create the specified key if the key does not exist in the registry.

Requirements

OS Versions: Windows CE 1.0 and later.
Header: Winreg.h.
Link Library: Coredll.lib.

See Also

RegCreateKeyEx | RegDeleteKey


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