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Reading and Writing the Registry
You can read and write to the registry using SaveSetting() and GetSetting().
Here's an example of writing:
Call SaveSetting(App.Title, "UserDetails", _"Name", "Micky")
MsgBox GetSetting(App.Title, "UserDetails", "Name")
Here's the syntax for each method:
Call SaveSetting(ApplicationName, SectionName, _KeyName, Value)
MsgBox GetSetting(ApplicationName, SectionName, _KeyName[, DefaultValue])
You can delve into the registry and view your stored values by running regedit.exe but do so with caution and be careful not to delete anything you shouldn't!
-- Anne Keitgen, Germany.
Create a Directory
Did you know Visual Basic has a built-in command to create a directory? For instance, to create the directory 'vbworld', run this:
-- Dr *.DOS, Hotmail.
Neat Code Tips
Hey fellow VB guys and gals, don't forget that you don't always have to start a new line to run a separate line of code just use the colon (:).
For example, this is interpreted as two lines of code yet takes up less room in the code window. It's great for compacting If-Then-Else statements, etc.
MsgBox "Happy Birthday": MsgBox "To Me"
-- Brad Windsor, Pittsburgh.
Well, that concludes this second selection of top code tips and tricks - check back next week for our third and final instalment!
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