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How can I add/remove  shortcuts on my Desktop through VB
also how can I  control if a shorcut exist ??
The same would be perfect in the Start-Program list ?
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When right click on the application you need, a msgbox appears. Select create shortcut. Then paste it on your desktop.

You can right click on your start-program list and the same msgbox will appear. You can drag and drop icons into your start-program list as well.

To control the shortcut, click right on it, select properties and check the link of the shortcut.

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This article should give you all the info you need to know.

http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/code/shell/shshortcutcheat.htm

PS... I'm assuming you want to do it in code !!
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Sorry,
I thought it was a simple question, but I think I'm just a simple person.
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by:MatthiasK
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Guys, I know how to create Shortcuts but
I wanna do it through VB for my Internal
Application.
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Catouch changed the proposed answer to a comment
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Take a look here:

http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/
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Edited text of question.
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hes... thats the same link as I listed above !!
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by:hes
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paul, yes I hadn't refreshed the page when I clicked submit comment. So your comment wasn't up yes.
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Hey Catouch-looks good- thanks
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Huh ? The right-click was what you were looking for ?????
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paul, sorry you should get the points,was my mistake- how can I pass
some points to you ??
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by:Catouch
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Sorry paulstamp,
I'd give you the points if I could!!
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Huh ? The right-click was what you were looking for ?????
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by:paulstamp
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Not to worry... of course catouch could ask me a question for 200 pts !!!
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paul, sorry you should get the points,was my mistake- how can I pass
some points to you ??
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Could ask another question marked for my attention and then wait for me to reply... but then you'd lose another 200 points. Dont worry about it !
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