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How do I access the Windows registry through the preferences API?
On Windows, the preferences API makes use of a DLL to access program-specific properties in the Windows Registry. The following example uses reflection to access private native methods in the preferences API and allows you to get REG_SZ values from the Windows Registry.

For example, to get the IE start page on my machine, I executed:

 
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