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Retrieves the data for the specified value from the Registry or an INI file depending on the EmEditor settings. You can use this inline function or explicitly send the EE_REG_QUERY_VALUE message.

Editor_RegQueryValue( HWND hwnd, DWORD dwKey, LPCWSTR pszConfig, LPCWSTR pszValue, DWORD dwType, BYTE* lpData, DWORD* lpcbData, DWORD dwFlags );



Specifies the window handle of the view or frame of EmEditor.


Specifies one of the following values to specify a key. EEREG_CONFIG and EEREG_EMEDITORPLUGIN require the pszConfig parameter to specify the key.

EEREG_COMMON HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Common or eeCommon.ini\[Common]
EEREG_REGIST HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\Regist or eeCommon.ini\[Regist]
EEREG_MACROS HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Macros or eeCommon.ini\[Macros]
EEREG_PLUGINS HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\PlugIns or eeCommon.ini\[PlugIns]
EEREG_RECENT_FILE_LIST HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent File List or eeCommon.ini\[Recent File List]
EEREG_RECENT_FOLDER_LIST HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent Folder List or eeCommon.ini\[Recent Folder List]
EEREG_RECENT_FONT_LIST HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent Font List or eeCommon.ini\[Recent Font List]
EEREG_RECENT_INSERT_LIST HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Recent Insert List or eeCommon.ini\[Recent Insert List]
EEREG_AUTOSAVE HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\AutoSave or eeCommon.ini\[AutoSave]
EEREG_LM_COMMON HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Common or eeLM.ini\[Common]
EEREG_CONFIG HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Config\(pszConfig) or eeConfig.ini\[(pszConfig)]
EEREG_EMEDITORPLUGIN HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditorPlugIns\(pszConfig) or eePlugins.ini\[(pszConfig)]
EEREG_EMEDITORUSERS HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditorUsers\(pszConfig) or eeUsers.ini\[(pszConfig)]


Specifies an additional string to specify the key when EEREG_CONFIG, EEREG_EMEDITORPLUGIN, or EEREG_EMEDITORUSERS is selected.


Specifies the name of the value to be retrieved.


Specifies one of the following values to specify the type of data pointed to by the lpData parameter.

REG_BINARY Binary data in any form.
REG_DWORD A 32-bit number.
REG_SZ A null-terminated Unicode string.


A pointer to a buffer that receives the value's data. This parameter can be NULL only if the data is of type REG_BINARY.


A pointer to a variable that specifies the size of the buffer pointed to by the lpData parameter, in bytes. When the function returns, this variable contains the size of the data copied to lpData.


This parameter is reserved and must be zero.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value is a nonzero error code defined in Winerror.h.


Supported on EmEditor Version 7.00 or later.

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