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another issue with registry wildcard

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well its me again. i think i ask more questions here that anyone. im trying to build a function to search the windows registry. i want to search the part that holds the installer information:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\"

there are a bunch of random subkeys. i basically need a loop to search each key as such:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\XXXXXXX\InstallProperties", "DisplayName

with XXXXXXX being a wildcard. this is so i can pick and choose the programs i need and report back with the info. i just have a hard time because there is no wildcard for reading the registry.

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well its me again. i think i ask more questions here that anyone. im trying to build a function to search the windows registry. i want to search the part that holds the installer information:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\"

there are a bunch of random subkeys. i basically need a loop to search each key as such:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\XXXXXXX\InstallProperties", "DisplayName

with XXXXXXX being a wildcard. this is so i can pick and choose the programs i need and report back with the info. i just have a hard time because there is no wildcard for reading the registry.

Try _RegSearch(). It won't search with a wildcard in the middle of the string path, but can list only all keys under "...\Products\" in an array. Then you just walk that array and test the InstallProperties subkeys of those.

Since the recursive logic is already solved for you, modifying the compare logic to exactly what you want wouldn't be hard either (maybe a RegExp instead of StringInStr).

:)


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