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Registry Editor for Windows CE

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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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Generalthank you Pin
LiQiangZHUZHU3-Jul-12 22:25
memberLiQiangZHUZHU3-Jul-12 22:25 
AnswerSave the Registry to Card (otherwise after an reset/ poweroff it will be lost/resetet) Pin
StefanKrueger19-Nov-08 1:16
memberStefanKrueger19-Nov-08 1:16 
Generalexcellent work Pin
qwerty_trashymail11-Sep-07 20:11
memberqwerty_trashymail11-Sep-07 20:11 
GeneralTools for white box testing Pin
vijaydandi14-Feb-07 18:39
membervijaydandi14-Feb-07 18:39 
GeneralCode works on WinCE 5.00 Pin
Parsley725-Sep-05 14:21
memberParsley725-Sep-05 14:21 
GeneralThere is a problem with your program. Pin
shubhan11-Feb-05 9:15
membershubhan11-Feb-05 9:15 
GeneralRe: There is a problem with your program. Pin
Mike_Swierczek26-May-05 10:42
memberMike_Swierczek26-May-05 10:42 
GeneralRe: There is a problem with your program. Pin
jan wilmans12-Jan-07 0:17
memberjan wilmans12-Jan-07 0:17 
Generalfilesystemobject and pokcetpc 2003 Pin
vega2144524-Feb-04 13:10
membervega2144524-Feb-04 13:10 
GeneralRe: filesystemobject and pokcetpc 2003 Pin
Michael Elfial14-Oct-04 11:36
memberMichael Elfial14-Oct-04 11:36 
GeneralApplication regedit Pin
Anonymous22-Aug-03 4:21
sussAnonymous22-Aug-03 4:21 
QuestionHow to modify the emulator registry remotely Pin
Raphael Amorim11-Feb-03 9:10
memberRaphael Amorim11-Feb-03 9:10 
AnswerRe: How to modify the emulator registry remotely Pin
Halvey26-Oct-04 16:58
memberHalvey26-Oct-04 16:58 
GeneralThx Thx: Code is more important than apps Pin
Wah Dee5-Feb-03 21:21
memberWah Dee5-Feb-03 21:21 
GeneralSDK Tool kit Pin
rajesh.S12-Mar-02 22:24
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GeneralThanks Pin
Chris Maunder28-Feb-02 14:17
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GeneralI like your regedit but the difference is Pin
Anonymous28-Feb-02 11:21
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GeneralNice to see code but... Pin
Juan Miguel Venturello15-Feb-02 6:06
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GeneralRe: Nice to see code but... Pin
vaithsr15-Feb-02 7:57
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GeneralRe: Nice to see code but... Pin
Juan Miguel Venturello15-Feb-02 8:35
memberJuan Miguel Venturello15-Feb-02 8:35 
Its excelent you have done so and learned in the process - I do it all the time. Check out: [shareware] [free and EXCELLENT]

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GeneralRe: Nice to see code but... Pin
Anonymous26-Jul-02 19:07
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