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Queries value of key’s value.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Registry 7.2 ❌ No ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on Windows ❌ No
MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; Path; Name )   More


Parameter Description Example
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.
Name The name of the value. "Hello"


Returns value or error.


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.


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")

Query FileMaker Cache Size:

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

Query whether we have FileMaker Pro Advanced 17:

MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\17.0\Preferences"; "Use Advanced Tools")

Query language value for FileMaker 19:

MBS( "Registry.GetValue"; "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\19.0\Preferences"; "Language")

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Created 20th March 2017, last changed 15th December 2021

Registry.FlushKey - Registry.GetValueType