The _winreg Module

(Windows only, New in 2.0) The _winreg module provides a basic interface to the Windows registry database. Example 12-17 demonstrates the module.

Example 12-17. Using the _winreg Module

File: winreg-example-1.py

import _winreg

explorer = _winreg.OpenKey(
 _winreg.HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
 "Software\Microsoft\WindowsCurrentVersion\Explorer"
 )

#list values owned by this registry key 
try:
 i = 0
 while 1:
 name, value, type= _winreg.EnumValue(explorer, i)
 print repr(name),
 i += 1
except WindowsError:
 print

value, type = _winreg.QueryValueEx(explorer, "Logon User Name")

print
print "user is", repr(value)


'Logon User Name' 'CleanShutdown' 'ShellState' 'Shutdown Setting'
'Reason Setting' 'FaultCount' 'FaultTime' 'IconUnderline'...

user is u'Effbot'

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