To add an Item in the Start Menu


How to add an Item in the Start Menu?  

I need to add an item(my application ) in the start menu, so that user can start my application from start menu, instead of executing through Windows Explorer.

I need to do this through Program.

Is there any API or MFC Function available for this?

Expecting your response.

Thanks in advance.
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Right click with the mouse on the desktop.

2.  choose new  -->  shortcut
3.  Enter the path to the application or hit the browse button to search for it.
4.  Drag the shortcut to your start menu


You can also:
Do 1 & @
click on start-->settings-->taskbar-->advanced.  
Drag the shortcut on the desktop to the folder where you want it.

Creating a folder uses the same procedure.


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>I need to do this through Program.

>Is there any API or MFC Function >available for this?

he is asking how to do it through code not by hand

wasanAuthor Commented:
Dear Perushek,

Thanks for your answer.

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