[python-win32] Setting UserInitials in Office
mdriscoll at co.marshall.ia.us
Wed Apr 28 15:23:36 CEST 2010
On 1:59 PM, Tim Golden wrote:
> On 27/04/2010 22:43, Tim Roberts wrote:
>> Tim Golden wrote:
>>> On 26/04/2010 23:56, Tim Roberts wrote:
>>>> Mike Driscoll wrote:
>>>>> I tried to use the base64 module to decode it, but I must be doing
>>>>> something wrong. Does anyone know of a good way to get and set this
>>>>> information? I am dealing with users on Windows XP and Python 2.4
>>>> ??? The strings in there are not encoded in any way. They are
>>>> plaintext Unicode strings. They happen to be identified as
>>>> but that's just a silly accident.
>>> On my (WinXP SP3, Office 2003) machine, they look to be utf16-encoded
>>> strings (null-terminated):
>> Exactly. They are really just REG_SZ, although they set the type as
>> REG_BINARY for their own inscrutable reasons.
> Ah. Amazing how I managed to read your explanation and then internally
> translate it into meaning something rather different.
> Hopefully my code will have helped the OP out at any rate... I seem to be
> having a bad week for offering help :)
Sorry for the delay in checking this out. I was out of the office
yesterday. Your code almost worked for reading the key, but I get a
So I had to change your last line to: print repr (res.decode ("utf16"))
I'll try setting the value later today since that's the main goal of
this little project. I suppose I'll need to encode it in utf16 too.
Thanks for the assist!
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