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VB 6.0 "package and deployment wizard" query..

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When a package designed and developed in VB 6.0 using "Package and development wizard", and when u install the "setup.exe", there's no shortcut icon that gets created on desktop.

So how do you go about creating a shortcut icon when the exe is intalled on a PC...

Please help!!

Thanks!!
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Question by:twinkle2003
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by:raja_ind82
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using this software you can create the package and you can customize your setup with this.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/download.php/is.exe?site=1

there is some easy way to create the setup script. Have alook at this.

Regards,
M.Raja
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by:andrewl77
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Hi Twinkle2003,

I ditched the vb6 p & d wizard a gem of a program called "ISTool".  You can download it free from

http://www.istool.org/default.aspx/index

It can be tricky to start with but it took me less than 20 mins to nut it out.  You can import the file list from your vb p & d wizard too.
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by:p912s
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I use Inno Setup to create installation packages, it's easy and free...

http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
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by:p912s
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raja_ind82 - sorry about duplicating your answer.... just realized your link goes to Inno Setup.
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TreyH earned 125 total points
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The 'Package and Deployment Wizard', unmodified, cannot make desktop icons. Here is a link that shows you how to modify the setup1.exe to enable creating desktop icons.

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=3650
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by:twinkle2003
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Hi TreyH,

Thanks a lot!! That was exactly what i wanted... :)

Twinkle

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