SHRegSetUSValueA function

Sets a registry subkey value in a user-specific subtree (HKEY_CURRENT_USER or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE).

Syntax

LSTATUS SHRegSetUSValueA(
  LPCSTR     pszSubKey,
  LPCSTR     pszValue,
  DWORD      dwType,
  const void *pvData,
  DWORD      cbData,
  DWORD      dwFlags
);

Parameters

pszSubKey

Type: LPCTSTR

A pointer to a null-terminated string with the name of the subkey.

pszValue

Type: LPCTSTR

A pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the value.

dwType

Type: DWORD

Type of data to be stored. This parameter must be the REG_SZ type. For more information, see Registry Data Types.

pvData

Type: LPVOID*

Apointer to a null-terminated string that contains the value to be set for the specified key.

cbData

Type: DWORD

Length, in bytes, of the string pointed to by the pvData parameter, not including the terminating null character.

dwFlags

Type: DWORD

Flags indicating where the data should be written.

SHREGSET_HKCU

Write to HKEY_CURRENT_USER if empty.

SHREGSET_FORCE_HKCU

Write to HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

SHREGSET_HKLM

Write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE if empty.

SHREGSET_FORCE_HKLM

Write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

SHREGSET_DEFAULT

Equivalent to (SHREGSET_FORCE_HKCU | SHREGSET_HKLM).

Return Value

Type: LSTATUS

Returns ERROR_SUCCESS if successful, or a nonzero error code defined in Winerror.h otherwise. You can use the FormatMessage function with the FORMAT_MESSAGE_FROM_SYSTEM flag to retrieve a generic description of the error.

Remarks

This function opens the key each time it is used. If your code involves setting a series of values in the same key, it is more efficient to open the key once with SHRegOpenUSKey and then use SHRegWriteUSValue to write the data.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shlwapi.h
Library Shlwapi.lib
DLL Shlwapi.dll (version 4.71 or later)