"I don't see this feature helping many people, do you? "

I would ask Dragonzap how many people have downloaded his regestry DLL's. And a quick check on MS.org shows 700 downloads for regsitry related COM snippets. I would say thats a more significant number than the few people who have posted here that "DLL's can do it". And I wouldn't say that those responses are in the spirit of the thread at the top of this forum either. There are lots of uses for accessing the registry. The reason why it's not part of mIRC is not because it's a useless feature, as you imply. The reason is most probably the abuse concerns..