A Guide for Programmers, System Administrators, and Users
By Ron Petrusha
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: August 1996
What Windows 95 developers have been looking for! An in-depth examination of the Windows 95 registry, the new central "storage facility" for settings that replaces most of the old SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI settings found in Windows 3.x.
This book covers remote registry access, differences between the Win95 and NT registries, and registry backup. You'll also find a thorough examination of the role that the registry plays in OLE, coverage of undocumented registry services, and more. Petrusha shows programmers how to access the Win95 registry from Win32, Win16, and DOS programs in C and Visual Basic. VxD sample code is also included.
The book includes a diskette with registry tools such as REGSPY, a program that shows exactly how Windows applications, libraries, and drivers use settings in the registry.
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects. The animal featured on the cover of Inside the Windows 95 Registry is a dog. Often referred to as "[hu]man's best friend," dogs (canis familaris) are believed to be among the first animals domesticated by humans. Dogs most likely lived with cave dwellers to assist in hunting and to protect the clan. It is possible that scavenger dogs adopted humans, rather than the other way around, as potential providers of food, i.e., table scraps. (Think of those historical ties the next time Rex looks up at you at the dinner table.)
Dogs are probably descendants of wolf-like creatures. Thousands of years of breeding dogs has led to hundreds of varieties. Dogs have been bred and trained for many purposes, including hunting, herding, sports, security, and life-saving. They have been proven to have a positive effect on the well-being of people and to contribute to the quality of human life. Humans have also bred dogs for less benevolent uses, such as fighting, causing a loss of anti-aggression blockers in otherwise tame and nonviolent breeds. However, most breeds of dogs make excellent companions for humans. Puppies have a great capacity and eagerness to learn and to please, and the more they are exposed to people in their first year the more comfortable they will be when they grow up. UNIX and its attendant programs can be unruly beasts. Nutshell Handbooks help you tame them. ... Edie Freedman designed this cover and the entire UNIX bestiary that appears on Nutshell Handbooks, using a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. The cover layout was produced with Quark XPress 3.3 using the ITC Garamond font. Whenever possible, our books use RepKoverTM, a durable and flexible lay-flat binding. If the page count exceeds RepKover's limit, perfect binding is used.
The inside layout was designed by Jennifer Niederst and Nancy Priest and implemented in FrameMaker 5.0 by Mike Sierra. The text and heading fonts are ITC Garamond Light and Garamond Book. The illustrations that appear in the book were created in Macromedia Freehand 5.0 by Chris Reilley.