Install Time™ Help - Registry

•  Overview
•  Add Registry Key
•  Add Registry Value
•  Add Registry File
•  Add Path
•  Add Selected Keys

Overview

The registry page is divided into three sections: The Windows Registry explorer, the installation registry explorer and the property window. The Windows registry explorer allows a user to select registry entries that are on the current machine for inclusion into the installation. The installation registry explorer is a view of what registry entries will be installed and the proporty window is where the details of a registry key can be modified.

Between the views is the feature selection dropdown. To add resouces such as files or registry keys to a specific feature, select the desired feature from the drop down list. To add a feature see Feature details

Add Registry Key

To add a registry entry a user can either browse their current registry and double click or use the provided "add selected key" button located between the Windows Registry view and the installation registry view. Be sure to select the desired feature prior to adding the resource from the feature dropdown list.

Bit (32 or 64) select to 64 bit checkbox to hav ethe registry key installed into the 64 bit hive of the registry. Unselect this option to install the key in 32 bit hive.

Type: The Data type that will be installed into the registry.

  •  REG_BINARY -- Binary data in any form.

  •  REG_DWORD -- A 32-bit number.

  •  REG_EXPAND_SZ -- A null-terminated string that contains unexpanded references to environment variables (for example, "%PATH%").
It will be a Unicode or ANSI string depending on whether you use the Unicode or ANSI functions.

  •  REG_MULTI_SZ -- A sequence of null-terminated strings, terminated by an empty string (\0).
The following is an example: String1\0String2\0String3\0LastString\0\0

The first \0 terminates the first string, the second to the last \0 terminates the last string, and the final \0 terminates the sequence.

NOTE: the final terminator must be factored into the length of the string.

  •  REG_NONE -- No defined value type.

  •  REG_QWORD -- A 64-bit number.

  •  REG_SZ -- A null-terminated string. This will be either a Unicode or an ANSI string, depending on whether you use the Unicode or ANSI functions.

Data: The value that will be installed by the installation onto the end user's computer. Data must coorespond to the the data type.

Add Registy Value

Be sure to select the desired feature prior to adding the resource from the feature dropdown list.

Enter the value details in the value field.
Give the value a name or key name.
select if the value is 64 bit.
Select the Type
Enter the data assocated with the value. Data can be properties such as [INSTALLDIR] to have the installation path entered into the regstistry.

Add Registry File

Be sure to select the desired feature prior to adding the resource from the feature dropdown list.

An installation author can import the desired registry keys and values from a predifined reg file. Right click on the registry key view (lower left pane) and select "Add Registry File".

Add Path

Be sure to select the desired feature prior to adding the resource from the feature dropdown list.

Adds keys (and optionally subkeys) from the selected path in the Windows Registry view into the installation. This option does not include adding the registry values.

Add Selected Keys

Be sure to select the desired feature prior to adding the resource from the feature dropdown list. Adds the selected registry key into the installation. Install Time&trade will create the same path and structure as is defined on the source machine. Multi key selection is acceptable and all selected keys will be added to the installation.





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