Solved

Creating Program groups in Program Manager or Start Menu

Posted on 1997-07-19
2
222 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hello,

I'm writing an program which one of its functions is to install several programs on the harddisk. One problem I face is to make a program group and several items inside the group in Program Manager of Windows 3.1 (or in the Start menu of Win95). I can't use the setup wizard of Toolbook
because there are some other functionalities needed beside installing programs, and the setup wizard can't help. Could anyone show me how this can be done?

Thanks very much.
0
Comment
Question by:leechunkwok
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Odie
ID: 1401303

// C code for creating new folders in Win95

LPITEMIDLIST pidl;
char szProgramPath[ MAX_PATH];

if ( SUCCEEDED( SHGetSpecialFolderLocation( NULL, CSIDL_PROGRAMS, &pidl) ) )
{
 SHGetPathFromIDList(pidl, szProgramPath);

 // Here you can work changing directory (program group) names, creating new etc.


 SHChangeNotify( SHCNE_UPDATEDIR, SHCNF_FLUSH | SHCNF_PATH, (PLVOID) szProgramPath, 0);
 CoTaskFreeMem( (LPVOID) pidl );
}



// C code for creating new links in Win95

IShellLink *ishlnk;
IPersistFile *ipersist;

if ( SUCCEEDED( CoCreateInstance(&CLSID_ShellLink, NULL, CLSCTX_INPROC_SERVER, &IID_IShellLink, &ishlnk))
{
 // Here you may call the IShellLink methods (see help file)
 ishlnk->vtable->SetDescription(ishlnk, "Test Link"); // Shortcut name
 ishlnk->vtable->SetPath( ishlnk, "C:\\COMMAND.COM"); // Shortcut to command.com
 // ... etc.

 // The ShellLink object is now just created in mem - to store it use IPersistFile
 // ishlnk->vtable->QueryInterface(ishlnk, IID_IShellLink, &ipersist );
 // etc.

 // Always release the interface
 ishlnk->vtable->release(ishlnk);
}

Note that I haven't been able to try it out - I'm currently out of C-Compiler.  I think this might help you in the right direction.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
AVaulin earned 100 total points
ID: 1401304
There is way to do what you want: use DDE.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
display png images in VB6 4 373
Need example 5 107
VS2015 compilation and missing DLLs 9 114
SAPE.heur.AE935 Visual Studio 3 34
This article describes a technique for converting RTF (Rich Text Format) data to HTML and provides C++ source that does it all in just a few lines of code. Although RTF is coming to be considered a "legacy" format, it is still in common use... po…
After several hours of googling I could not gather any information on this topic. There are several ways of controlling the USB port connected to any storage device. The best example of that is by changing the registry value of "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\S…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

919 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now