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Registry.GetValue

Queries value of key’s value.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Registry 7.2 No Yes Yes, Windows only No No

MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; Path; Name )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Path The path to the parent registry key.
Separated by \ you specify the path to the key you want.
Root can be Classes, CurrentUser, LocalMachine, Users, PerformanceData, CurrentConfig, DynData or the HKEY names.
"Users\test"
Name The name of the value. "Hello"

Result

Returns value or error.

Description

Queries value of key’s value.
We return Text, Link or ExpandText as text.
Binary is returned hex encoded.
DWORD or QWORD is returned as numbers.
Lists are converted to FileMaker list.

Examples

Query value:

MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; "CurrentUser\Test"; "Hello")

Query FileMaker's printer settings:

MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\16.0\Preferences"; "Printer")

Query Windows product name:

MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion"; "ProductName")

Query user name:

MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\16.0\Preferences"; "User Name")

See also


Registry.FlushKey   -   Registry.GetValueType

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