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Posted 13 Feb 2002

Registry Editor for Windows CE

, 4 Nov 2002 CPOL
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A Registry editor for a Windows CE device.


How many times have you had to edit the registry on a Pocket PC device and became frustrated because there was no registry editor on the device?. The remote registry editor was time consuming and also not available on a non-development platform such as a customer or a user site. So here I have developed a modest registry editor for the Pocket PC. I have been able to compile and test this on the Compaq IPAQ and HP Jornada. I feel the code should compile for other Pocket PC devices. If at all, only minor modifications might be required.

The application has a similar UI to the standard registry editor (regedit) available on the Windows platform. The actual code to read the registry entry and display the values is performed in reditview.cpp. It is standard Win32 registry API and the code is mostly self explanatory.


15 Mar 2002 

updated download

06 June 2002 

updated download. Includes facility to load binary data from file. contributed by Tony Robertson.

12 June 2002 

Updated source code. Rewrote node structures to handle add/edit/ registry keys and values.   
Clipboard copy of Key path. 
Includes facility to load binary data from file contributed by Tony Robertson as per June 6, 2002


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srinivas vaithianathan
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GeneralThere is a problem with your program. Pin
shubhan11-Feb-05 8:15
membershubhan11-Feb-05 8:15 
I tried to delete a service from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Services. It gave an error saying "error deleting registry. 5". And after that it deleted the whole Services branch!!

Now I am trying to find a way to restore the original registry entries. It any of you guys know a way then please let me know. I am using Pocket PC with Windows CE 4.2.

this is the problem with free utilities... you never know if it'll work!
GeneralRe: There is a problem with your program. Pin
Mike_Swierczek26-May-05 9:42
memberMike_Swierczek26-May-05 9:42 
GeneralRe: There is a problem with your program. Pin
jan wilmans11-Jan-07 23:17
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