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How do I use CreateShellLink api to create a shorcut in the startup folder (so program will start at system boot) using vb6 mainly on XP (but other os's would be nice if they are different)


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ahammar


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by:Ryan Chong
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If you can pack your application into an installer using some commerical product, it will be easy task for you to create the shortcuts in Windows.

For example, you can looking for Inno Setup to create an installer, including creating the shortcuts you want.

More info on Inno Setup
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
IS Tool:
http://www.jrsoftware.org/is3rdparty.php

Hope this helps and make sense to you.
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Thanks all...
I figured it out.  I'll give you points though because you comment was very close to what i figured out.

Thanks ryancys

Cheers!
ahammar
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