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ID: 17425, How to set global environment variables.

by Toby Allen Email: Anonymous


Code to go with article that shows how to update global environment settings.
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Description
Using GetEnvironmentVariable and SetEnvironmentVariable and other related API calls you can get or set Environment Variables. However these changes only affect your own process, not others. How do you make these settings Global?

Code shows how by changing a registry setting and calling SendMessageTimeout with WM_SettingChange you can achieve this.

Written with D5 but should work with D4, D6 maybe D3

For more information, see www.toflidium.com

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