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Concerning Q.10309976
I have another 50 points for you if you wish to include the code that will add a shortcut to the app on the desktop during install.

Wayne.
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That one's pretty easy...

In the setup project, edit the frmSetup1 Load Event. Search for the comment line:

   ' Create program icons (or links, i.e. shortcuts).

Right after that line, put the following code:

   OSfCreateShellLink "..\..\Desktop", _
       "Shortcut to MyApp", _
       gsDest.strAppDir & "MyApp.EXE", Chr$(0)



Replace the occurrences of MyApp with your actual exe name.


(don't forget to bump up the points before you accept this answer... ;-)



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not to worry...I always pay my bills
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Wayne
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<G> Not worried, it's just that I've had alot of people post 0 point questions and forget to up the points...

BTW, Thanks for the points!  The info made sense?


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Yea..
haven't tried it yet but I have your number...lol

Later,
Wayne
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Yea, Anytime day or night...

Insomniac don't waste time by sleeping ;-)
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mcrider >>>> still connected?

Here is what I did..copy and paste your line of code...project name: Birthdays
Project exe: Birthdays.exe

Result:  No Icon Appears On Desktop

Also...I got no mention of dcom95 but maybe that is because I am running 98 on my system..

Wayne

' Wayne's Vesion of Create program icons (or links, i.e. shortcuts).
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        OSfCreateShellLink "..\..\Desktop", _
            "Shortcut to Birthdays", _
                 gsDest.strAppDir & "Birthdays.EXE", Chr$(0)
       '
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Are you using VB5 or VB6??
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VB6
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I don't have VB6... Just VB5... ;-)

The OSfCreateShellLink I gave you was for VB5.  I believe that the arguments have changed in VB6... Search the SETUP1 project and look for the OSfCreateShellLink definition...

By the way, you opened another question to me... Let's move over there...


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