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RegOpenKeyEx

The RegOpenKeyEx function opens the specified key.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function RegOpenKeyEx Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "RegOpenKeyExA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpSubKey As String, ByVal ulOptions As Long, ByVal samDesired As Long, phkResult As Long) As Long

VB.NET
Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.OpenSubKey

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later

Library
Advapi32

Parameter Information
hKey
Identifies a currently open key or any of the following predefined reserved handle values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
HKEY_USERS

lpSubKey
Points 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 of the key identified by the hKey parameter. In this case, the function will not close the handles previously opened.

ulOptions
Reserved; must be zero.

samDesired
Specifies an access mask that describes the desired security access for the new key. This parameter can be a combination of the following values:
KEY_ALL_ACCESS
Combination of KEY_QUERY_VALUE, KEY_ENUMERATE_SUB_KEYS, KEY_NOTIFY, KEY_CREATE_SUB_KEY, KEY_CREATE_LINK, and KEY_SET_VALUE access.
KEY_CREATE_LINK
Permission to create a symbolic link.
KEY_CREATE_SUB_KEY
Permission to create subkeys.
KEY_ENUMERATE_SUB_KEYS
Permission to enumerate subkeys.
KEY_EXECUTE
Permission for read access.
KEY_NOTIFY
Permission for change notification.
KEY_QUERY_VALUE
Permission to query subkey data.
KEY_READ
Combination of KEY_QUERY_VALUE, KEY_ENUMERATE_SUB_KEYS, and KEY_NOTIFY access.
KEY_SET_VALUE
Permission to set subkey data.
KEY_WRITE
Combination of KEY_SET_VALUE and KEY_CREATE_SUB_KEY access.

phkResult
Points to a variable that receives the handle of the opened key.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value is a nonzero error code defined in WINERROR.H. You can use the FormatMessage function with the FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM flag to get a generic description of the error.

Examples

Related Functions

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