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programmatically detecting the presence of Outlook on windows

 
felicity armstrong
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Hi
I am using the JNIWrapper to integrate a software product (written in Java) with the MS-Outlook. However if Outlook is absent on a platform the Product still works fine. Now the hurdle is how do i programmatically detect the presence of Outlook on the given platform ? One of the possible ways is to use the information from Windows registry to find out whether Outlook is installed or not. But I am not getting any lead on how to do this. Please help !!
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Hi Felicity,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

First, a point of order: Please don't post the same question to multiple forums. Kinda like littering, and wastes people's time if they end up answering a question that's already answered somewhere else. I deleted the other copy of this post for you already.

Since you're already using JNI, I wouldn't hesitate to simply use JNI to look in the registry. But you're not going to get much help regarding the necessary Windows system calls here at the Ranch -- better to go to a Windows programmer's forum, or maybe just google for Outlook+Registry .
 
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