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Sets a value on a registry key.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Registry 7.2 No Yes Yes, Windows only No No
MBS( "Registry.SetValue"; Path; Name; Value; Type )   More


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.
Name The name of the value. "Hello"
Value The value to set. "World"
Type The data type to store. "text"


Returns OK or error.


Sets a value on a registry key.
Type can be Text, ExpandText, DWORD, BinaryHex, None, QWORD or List.
Use DWORD to save 32-bit integer number or QWORD to save 64-bit number.
For list, please pass a normal ¶ separated list and we translate it.
For BinaryHex type, please pass hex encoded data and we decode it before saving.


Set user name for FileMaker:

MBS( "Registry.SetValue"; "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\16.0\Preferences"; "User Name"; "Mr. Miller"; "text")

Set initial file for FileMaker 19 or later:

MBS( "Registry.SetValue"; "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\19.0\Preferences"; "UseInitialfile"; 1; "DWORD") &
MBS( "Registry.SetValue"; "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro\19.0\Preferences"; "Initialfile"; "filewin:/C:/Users/Christian/Desktop/JavaScript.fmp12"; "text")

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Created 20th March 2017, last changed 16th June 2020

Registry.ListValues   -   RemoteControl.ClickMouse

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