Vinod K Vinod K - 6 months ago 85
Python Question

Python code to read registry

from _winreg import *

"""print r"*** Reading from SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ***" """
aReg = ConnectRegistry(None,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE)

aKey = OpenKey(aReg, r"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall")
for i in range(1024):
try:
asubkey=EnumKey(aKey,i)
val=QueryValueEx(asubkey, "DisplayName")
print val
except EnvironmentError:
break


Could anyone please correct the error...i just want to display the "DisplayName" within the subkeys of the key the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
This is the error i get..

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:/Python25/ReadRegistry", line 10, in <module>
val=QueryValueEx(asubkey, "DisplayName")
TypeError: The object is not a PyHKEY object

Answer

Documentation says that EnumKey returns string with key's name. You have to explicitly open it with _winreg.OpenKey function. I've fixed your code snippet:


from _winreg import *

"""print r"*** Reading from SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ***" """
aReg = ConnectRegistry(None,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE)

aKey = OpenKey(aReg, r"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall")
for i in range(1024):
    try:
        asubkey_name=EnumKey(aKey,i)
        asubkey=OpenKey(aKey,asubkey_name)
        val=QueryValueEx(asubkey, "DisplayName")
        print val
    except EnvironmentError:
        break

Please note, that not every key has "DisplayName" value available.