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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Chapter 10. The Registry

The registry is a system database used to store configuration information for applications and for Windows itself. The registry as defined by Windows CE is similar but not identical in function and format to the registries under other versions of Windows. In other words, for an application, most of the same registry access functions exist, but the layout of the Windows CE registry doesn’t exactly follow the desktop.

As in all versions of Windows, the registry is made up of keys and values. Keys can contain keys or values or both. Values contain data in one of a number of predefined formats. Because keys can contain keys, the registry is distinctly hierarchical. The highest-level keys, the root keys, are specified by their ...

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