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how to get the list of text editor from registry

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 04:10

Hi All,

Which registry entry shows the available text editor in the user's machine?

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 11:16

For the default text editor, i think you should rely on the extensions.

HKCR\.txt\default = txtfile
HKCR\txtfile\shell\open\command\default = %SystemRoot%\system32\Notepad.exe "%1"

But available text editors is whole different ball game. Because how are you going to know which program is a text editor ? I don't think u really can.
Example: Total commander has a built-in text editor (i think). But the system doesn't keep track of that fact.

So i still think you should use the extension.

May i ask why you want to know the available text editors ?