Attn Tick: SW Addin Registry cleaning

Tick,
I am just getting into addins and I remembered that you have a registry
cleaner for addins. I was wondering if you would like to pass it
along. Or perhaps you can inform me on what I am screwing up. I am
using VS.Net and SW 2005 and when I create an addin and test it it
works great the first time. But I think I have been doing it wrong.
It seems if I play it in debug mode it starts SW and the addin but the
first try I installed the dlls into SW and I think that screwed things
up. Anyway it doesn't load properly now and I don't know exactly how
to fix it without screwing around blindly.

Corey Scheich
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CS
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Disclaimer: This code was written for SW2003. It may not be current w.r.t. later SW registry structure. Also, this code was written before I discovered how to "properly" unregister a DLL using "regsvr32" (reference: Google keywords: "regsvr32 unregister DLL").
This code still has some merit, as regsvr32 does not clean out SW-specific registry entries.
Always remember to back up your registry before you tinker with it!
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That70sTick
For me the easiest way is to use Inno Setup that registers/unregisters dll's and just use it's functions to remove other stuff that you might write into the registry inside your code, if necessery. In VB6 there's an option to keep project compatible when you compile it: Project-Properties-Component-Project Compatibility. With that you can just replace the old dll with the new one when ever you make changes. Otherwise you have to unregister dll every time you make a change because the ID changes.
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Markku Lehtola
Tick,
The regsvr thing worked except for .NET you have to use RegAsm.exe instead the command line looks like this
regasm /unregister "Path\mydll.dll"
I am going to compile your exe also but I have to wait a bit because I have only VS.Net on my computer one of the other guys here has VB6 so he is going to compile it for me. Do you know if it will act up if there is more than one version of SW installed. I have 2005 and 2006 installed. I don't think it should because I think the only reference to them is generic to all installations. Any way thanks I will post back once I get everything going.
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CS
I've never tried this on a machine with more than one version of SW installed. Best to comb through the code and see where it is looking for registry entries. I really can't remember. It's been a while.
The program only looks for certain registry entries. It doesn't open or interact with SW. Also, you can review and deselect certain entries before deletion.
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That70sTick

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