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DaveSchoeneck
04-27-2017, 12:02 PM
Despite having configured settings for our file extension in the "Application Shortcuts" section of installShield's Project Assistant and adding our own entries in the registry, when our product is installed some extraneous, odd, entries are added to the registry, and our file extension is not getting associated with our product.


Here is all of the registry data we have configured for InstallShield to add to the registry:
<RegistryData>

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vpt]
@="VantagePoint.Document"

</RegistryData>

After installation, and before we launch our product, here is what we see in the registry:


<RegistryData>

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vpt]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vpt\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vpt\shell\Open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vpt\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\VantagePoint\\VP.exe\" \"%1\""
"command"=hex(7):21,00,26,00,48,00,4a,00,6b,00,26,00,75,00,5a,00,45,00,3d,00,\
6d,00,26,00,60,00,6f,00,51,00,65,00,67,00,46,00,2b,00,33,00,56,00,50,00,46,\
00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,3e,00,44,00,3f,00,41,00,4a,00,4b,00,4f,00,57,00,77,00,\
2c,00,3d,00,39,00,40,00,25,00,46,00,6f,00,76,00,26,00,74,00,69,00,61,00,20,\
00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.vpt\ShellNew]

</RegistryData>


Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this, and how to remedy? Any help is very much appreciated.
Many thanks.:confused: