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  • #31
    Re: Clean the registry

    I made it simple and copied the functions into function exactly as directed and they do everything asked in v12 and win10. I call each function from the autoexec in order at app startup.
    They work as advertised.
    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    • #32
      Re: Clean the registry

      Martin,

      I just started getting an error when running the Clean_Indexes() in my autoexec().

      "An unhandled exception (c0000005) was generated"

      I traced this error to the line 15:

      Code:
      :registry.load_settings("INDX",User_Data)
      If I skip this line, will the function still do what it was created to do?

      Thank you
      Alpha Anywhere v3.5
      Version 12.3, Build 2999
      MySql56 & DBF's

      Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

      Ron Anusiewicz

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      • #33
        Re: Clean the registry

        Ron, I am using them in 10,11,and 12 ok
        Stan Mathews wrote this for me, and I have an idea he will respond
        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
        972 524 8714
        martin_w_cole@msn.com

        ____________________
        "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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        • #34
          Re: Clean the registry

          The functions won't work without that line. That is what creates the list of items to check for removal. I can't imagine how it could error.

          userdata.png
          There can be only one.

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          • #35
            Re: Clean the registry

            Not sure what happened, but it's working OK now using version 12.
            Still getting an error in version 11.

            error.PNG
            Alpha Anywhere v3.5
            Version 12.3, Build 2999
            MySql56 & DBF's

            Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

            Ron Anusiewicz

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            • #36
              Re: Clean the registry

              Try the example from the docs for Registry.sys_get(). Maybe there is some permissions issue going on?

              Code:
              ui_msg_box("", "" + system_root())
              FUNCTION system_root as C ()
                  system_root = Registry.sys_get("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRoot")
                  IF (system_root = "") then
                     system_root = Registry.sys_get("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SystemRoot")
                  END IF
              END FUNCTION
              or try a different key

              Code:
              User_Data.foo = ""
              :registry.load_settings("init\DataEntry", User_Data)
              ? user_data.mode
              = "Modeless"
              There can be only one.

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              • #37
                Re: Clean the registry

                The function returns c:\WINDOWS
                The code returns "modeless"

                Is there something missing in the Registry?

                Just looked in the registry under the version 11.0 INDX.
                It's loaded with stuff. Version 12.0 INDX is almost empty.

                Maybe too much?
                Last edited by Ronald Anusiewicz; 03-01-2018, 12:48 PM. Reason: Looked in the registry
                Alpha Anywhere v3.5
                Version 12.3, Build 2999
                MySql56 & DBF's

                Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

                Ron Anusiewicz

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                • #38
                  Re: Clean the registry

                  I just suggested those snippets to see Alpha could read the registry at all.

                  You can manually select the INDX key and delete it. That is essentially what the code does.
                  There can be only one.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Clean the registry

                    Thanks Stan.
                    Went into the registry and deleted the INDX folder under Alpha Software 11.0 and now all is well.
                    My guess is the data returned was too large creating a memory error.
                    Alpha Anywhere v3.5
                    Version 12.3, Build 2999
                    MySql56 & DBF's

                    Alpha 4, 5, Anywhere

                    Ron Anusiewicz

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                    • #40
                      Re: Clean the registry

                      Glad to help and glad it now works for you.
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Clean the registry

                        Are these functions still valid for Win 10? When I look in the registry at the the files under INDX there is no substring "<DBF"
                        Robin

                        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                        • #42
                          Re: Clean the registry

                          I don't know; I am still using W7. Ask Stan Mathews; he wrote it for me originally.
                          Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                          972 524 8714
                          martin_w_cole@msn.com

                          ____________________
                          "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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                          • #43
                            Re: Clean the registry

                            Thanks, will wait for Stan...
                            Robin

                            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                            • #44
                              Re: Clean the registry

                              I think it should.

                              "<DBF" is not what you see in the regedit registry view. It is what you see when the registry settings are loaded into the variable.

                              Works for me With A5V12 under Win 10.
                              Last edited by Stan Mathews; 04-23-2018, 10:30 AM.
                              There can be only one.

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                              • #45
                                Re: Clean the registry

                                Clean_Indexes() returns .T. for me but does nothing - the folder is still there in the registry. Clean_Tables() returns 1 table in the IW - but it didn't remove any of them either.

                                Have you modified the functions at all?
                                Robin

                                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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