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Notifying applications that the registry has changed (Views: 60)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

When I make a change to the registry, some applications do not seem to acknowledge the changes until they are restarted. How can I get the applications to respond to the changes?

Answer:

Broadcast a WM_WININICHANGE message to the system, sending a null terminated string detailing the registry section that changed. Most well written applications should respond to the WM_WININICHANGE message.

Example:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  SendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST,
    WM_WININICHANGE,
    0,
    LongInt(PChar('RegistrySection')));
end;

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