Handle to Registry Key (HKEY)

Handle to Registry Key (HKEY) is a typedef supplied in the Windows headers files.

Handle to Registry Key (HKEY) is a typedef supplied in the Windows headers files. A typedef can be thought of as an alias or pseudonym.

In the Windows registry, a handle represents an open instance of a basic operating system object with which applications interact. 

See also: registry key

This was first published in September 2005

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