Listing All the Installed Softwares in Computer using .Net

We will be Accomplishing using the Windows Registry.

Main Registry to work here is : “SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInstallerUserDataS-1-5-18Products”

Just Write Down The Following Code the Form’s Loading Event (Form Contains No Control):

C#.NET

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
string SoftwareKey = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products";
RegistryKey rk = default(RegistryKey);
rk = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey(SoftwareKey);
//string skname = null;
string sname = string.Empty;

ListView ListView1 = new ListView();
this.Controls.Add(ListView1);
ListView1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

ListView1.View = View.Details;
ListView1.Columns.Add("Installed Software");

foreach (string skname in rk.GetSubKeyNames())
{

try
{
sname = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey(SoftwareKey).OpenSubKey(skname).OpenSubKey("InstallProperties").GetValue("DisplayName").ToString();
ListView1.Items.Add(sname);
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
}
}

ListView1.AutoResizeColumns(ColumnHeaderAutoResizeStyle.ColumnContent);


}

VB.NET

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

Dim SoftwareKey As String = "SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInstallerUserDataS-1-5-18Products"
Dim rk As RegistryKey
rk = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey(SoftwareKey)
Dim skname As String
Dim sname As String = String.Empty

Dim ListView1 As New ListView
Me.Controls.Add(ListView1)
ListView1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill

ListView1.View = View.Details
ListView1.Columns.Add("Installed Software")

For Each skname In rk.GetSubKeyNames
Try
sname = Registry.LocalMachine.OpenSubKey(SoftwareKey).OpenSubKey(skname).OpenSubKey("InstallProperties").GetValue("DisplayName")
ListView1.Items.Add(sname)
Catch ex As Exception
MsgBox(ex.Message)
End Try
Next

ListView1.AutoResizeColumns(ColumnHeaderAutoResizeStyle.ColumnContent)

End Sub

Output:

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