Automatic Startup

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    Automatic Startup

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    I dont know to much of the windows API "lingo" so i didnt get any good results with my search.

    How can i set up my win32 application to automaticly run when windows finishes booting?

    If this isnt a valid windows question feel free to move it to where its suposed to be

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    The simplest thing is to just put it into your startup group
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    Oh i didnt think of that, unfortunaly that now bring me to another question which is a little more complicated. I dont expect you to wite up all the code for me but hopefully help to understand how to do it.

    I want to be able to check for a shortcut in this folder
    "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"
    and/ or create a shortcut of my application in that folder.

    I would assume this is another win32 API Question?

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    I hope you're going to ask the user if they want to put your program into the "all users" startup group.

    > I would assume this is another win32 API Question?
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...startup+folder
    Do some digging around there.
    There's almost certainly a registry entry or two which will tell you the name of the startup folder, even if there isn't a specific startup folder API.
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    Im still learning the basics of the windows API and all the extra code in those Threads confuses me, i understand what has to be done, but every example i have seen and searched for it different.

    I dont want to edit the registy.

    I dont supose there is any way some body could go threw it with me, i didnt want to post any questions in those threads, mainly because there dead and the rules of this forums says not to without a good reason.

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