RegDeleteValueW function (winreg.h)

Removes a named value from the specified registry key. Note that value names are not case sensitive.

Syntax

LSTATUS RegDeleteValueW(
  HKEY    hKey,
  LPCWSTR lpValueName
);

Parameters

hKey

A handle to an open registry key. The key must have been opened with the KEY_SET_VALUE access right. For more information, see Registry Key Security and Access Rights.

This handle is returned by the RegCreateKeyEx, RegCreateKeyTransacted, RegOpenKeyEx, or RegOpenKeyTransacted function. It can also be one of the following predefined keys:


   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
   HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
   HKEY_USERS

lpValueName

The registry value to be removed. If this parameter is NULL or an empty string, the value set by the RegSetValue function is removed.

For more information, see Registry Element Size Limits.

Return value

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.

Remarks

Note

The winreg.h header defines RegDeleteValue as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winreg.h (include Windows.h)
Library Advapi32.lib
DLL Advapi32.dll

See also

RegSetValueEx

Registry Functions

Registry Overview