Develop multilingual applications
Change locale settings
Exchange data with other applications
Retrieve system settings (current user, printer, installed fonts...)
Store fixed or temporary values of your application
Register your application
RegistryManipulator Plug-in 1.6
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What can gbPro RegistryManipulator Plug-in
do for you?

The RegistryManipulator Plug-in enables you to manipulate and read contents of the Windows Registry database into FileMaker Pro and provides you with a comprehensive range of Regional Settings from the Windows Control Panel.

Read and create simple strings, zero-terminated strings (Multi-SZ), expandable strings, numbers and binary data from the Registry.


With the Plug-in functions you gain:

Access to the Locale Settings of the Windows Control Panal
Access to the Windows Registry database



Access to the Locale Settings of the Windows Control Panel

With the RegistryManipulator Plug-in you can retrieve locale settings, and/or the region and language options defined in the Control Panel.

Retrieve from the Regional Settings of the Windows Control Panel

  • all locale country settings, like country name, language name, code pages and many more
  • all locale currency settings, like monetary symbol, currency modes, currency name and many more.
  • all locale date settings, like date format and separators, locale names, first week of the year and many more
  • all locale numeric settings, like decimal separators, symbols and digit grouping and many more.

Not only the language differs from country to country, also date format, monetary symbols and separators do.

You can access up to 66 different types of settings. Among these are the name of the active language and the name of the country in the native language as well as in English, the short and long date format, the names of days and months in the native language, separators and monetary symbols.

There are numerous situations where it is highly useful to know one or another setting.

A very obvious example is a multilingual application. Here it is first of all inevitable to retrieve the current language during program start, as well as to adapt the displayed date and time formats in your FileMaker files to the settings in the Control Panel.

A part of this locale settings you can change with registry function RegSetValue. Within Registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International you will find the appropriate values.



Access to the Windows Registry database

  • read, write and delete Registry keys and values
  • read and create simple strings, zero-terminated strings (Multi-SZ),
    expandable strings, numbers and binary data from the Registry.
  • read all entries and values of a registry key
  • read all sub-keys of a registry key
  • delete a single registry key as well as a registry key and all its entries

This enables you to get access to various system settings, for example to retrieve the name of the current user, printer, installed fonts...

The Plug-in functions enable data exchange with other applications and registration of your application in the Registry, as well as storing fixed or temporary values of your application.

You also can rename the files of your FileMaker application with another file extension and register it in the registry database, so that the files in future are opened always with FileMaker.




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