[python-win32] I need to walk the Windows registry
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 09:29:15 +1100
A patch to _winreg would be good, but you are probably finding that you are
getting "MBCS" encoded values, and that you can pass MBCS back in.
val = val.decode("mbcs")
should get a Unicode string from a returned ASCII string, and passing
unicode.encode("mbcs") should allow Unicode characters to be written.
The best thing would be a _winreg patch, although I am not sure what the
impact on Win9x will be.
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> I need to retrieve all of the values in a subtree of the registry. I am
> using _winreg.EnumKey() and _winreg.EnumValue().
> My problem is that the key and value names in the registry are not
> ASCII. Value names can contain any 2-byte character from 1 through
> 65535. Key names have an additional restriction that they cannot contain
> a backslash.
> _winreg.EnumValue doesn't return value names correctly if any of the
> characters are above 255. _winreg.QueryValueEx raises an exception if
> it is passed a name with values above 127.
> Anybody have any suggestions? Do I have to patch _winreg or is there a
> better alternative?
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