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How can i make a shortcut at the desktop with InstallShield for VC++!!!!

Posted on 2003-02-22
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
i want for my program to make a shortcut in the desktop
and to make a gruoup in the start menu

I winclude this code to the script of the installshield
but it does not work well.

  ProgDefGroupType ( COMMON );
  CreateProgramFolder ( "Sakis" );
  AddFolderIcon ( FOLDER_PROGRAMS , "Sakis" , "C:\\Program Files\\Sakis\\Sakis.EXE" , "" ,
                 "C:\\Program Files\\Sakis\\Sakis.EXE" , 0 , "" , RUN_MAXIMIZED );

I need a answer quickly....

Thanks a lot for listening........

Thanks fot listening
Question by:xxtigerxx
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Expert Comment

ID: 7998772
The key API for making and managing desktop shortcuts is the IShellLink COM interface exported by the Windows SHELL.

A good example is:


Expert Comment

ID: 8005920
instead of writing code in the install shield,u can achieve this in install shield wizard.
When start to make a project in install shield it'll ask u to create a shortcut on desktop & also putting the items in start menu.It's a user interactive method in install shield.

Accepted Solution

xxxtigerxxx earned 600 total points
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it very simple..

from the folder of the installshiled just make a shortcut.. but be carefull you must put the right folder TARGET DIR

you can also make a folder in the program group....

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