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I need to create a shortcut that passes a command line parameter to my app.  I can create the shortcut no problem, but when I try to pass the parameter, here's what I get for the target:

"C:\Program Files\ZipFiler\ZipFiler.exe Parameter"

but I need:

"C:\Program Files\ZipFiler\ZipFiler.exe" Parameter

Here's the code:

Set lnkShortcut = wshShell.CreateShortcut(sPath & "ZipFiler.lnk")

With lnkShortcut
   .Description = "ZipFiler"
   .TargetPath = sPath & "ZipFiler.exe " & sParameter
   .WorkingDirectory = sPath
   .IconLocation = sPath & "ZipFiler.ico"
   .Save
End With
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Try adding this line inside the With statement:

.Arguments = sParameter

It works for me when creating shortcuts VBScript, so I guess that it should work as well.

If not, try this:

.TargetPath = """" & sPath & "ZipFiler.exe """ & sParameter

which is the correct syntax for a shortcut's Target Path including an argument.
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Oops - add a space between Zipfilter.exe and sParameter
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