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HKEY Property Editor

Property editor for registry root keys


Version 1.0.5
Released 2014-01-12
Platforms Win32
Framework IDE
Compatibilty Delphi 2 & later


Development of HKEY Property Editor is frozen.

The property editor behaves erratically. In some Delphi installations it works as expected but in others the object inspector does not recognise it. The reason for this is unclear. Because of this the editor has been deprecated.

You are strongly advised not to install this property editor.

Anyone who wants to have a go at fixing the editor is welcome to take over development. The code is open source and uses the Mozilla Public License v2.0.

There is no support available for HKEY Property Editor. Please do not report any bugs or request new features.


This is a property editor for properties of type HKEY – the type used for registry root keys.

When a HKEY property is selected in the Delphi Object Inspector the property editor displays a drop-down list of all the possible registry root keys, as defined in the Windows unit.

Here is a screen-shot of the property editor in use in the Delphi 4 object inspector:

HKEY Property Editor Screen Shot

Delphi 4 object inspector displaying HKEY property editor

Get The Code

You can download the final, obsolete, version of the HKEY Property Editor directly from SourceForge as

Download v1.0.5

The code had been developed as part of the DDabLib project which, at the time, was maintained in a Subversion repository on SourceForge.

The code has since been removed from the repository.


Remember, you are strongly advised not to install this property editor.

Information about how to install the property editor can be found in the ReadMe.htm file included in the download zip file.


The HKEY Property Editor is open source. It is copyright © 2000-2014 by Peter Johnson. The source code is made available under the terms of the Mozilla Public License v2.0. All relevant trademarks are acknowledged.