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Adding/Removing Items to/from Start Menu

Posted on 1998-08-25
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How can I add/remove items to/from the StartUp section of the Start Menu. NOTE: This would have to work for both Windows 95 and Windows NT ?
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Question by:j_mollaghan
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j_mollaghan

here is a code snippet I got from someone a while ago...

uses

  ShlObj, ActiveX, ComObj, Registry;



procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);

var

  MyObject  : IUnknown;

  MySLink   : IShellLink;

  MyPFile   : IPersistFile;

  FileName  : String;

  Directory : String;

  WFileName : WideString;

  MyReg     : TRegIniFile;

begin

  MyObject := CreateComObject(CLSID_ShellLink);

  MySLink := MyObject as IShellLink;

  MyPFile := MyObject as IPersistFile;

  FileName := 'NOTEPAD.EXE';

  with MySLink do begin

    SetArguments('C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT');

    SetPath(PChar(FileName));

    SetWorkingDirectory(PChar(ExtractFilePath(FileName)));

  end;

  MyReg := TRegIniFile.Create(

    'Software\MicroSoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer');



// Use the next line of code to put the shortcut on your desktop

  Directory := MyReg.ReadString('Shell Folders','Desktop','');



// Use the next three lines to put the shortcut on your start menu

//  Directory := MyReg.ReadString('Shell Folders','Start Menu','')+

//      '\Whoa!';

//  CreateDir(Directory);



  WFileName := Directory+'\FooBar.lnk';

  MyPFile.Save(PWChar(WFileName),False);

  MyReg.Free;

end;



end.

hope this helps

Later
BoRiS
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by:j_mollaghan
ID: 1337681
I figured it out myself. I used a slightly different approach (using SHGetSpecialFolderLocation to find the location of the StartUp folder within the Start Menu).
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