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Creating Desktop Shortcut "Opens With" property

Posted on 2007-11-19
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I currently create shortcuts on users desktops using the below.
Dim myWSH As Object
Dim WSHShortcut As Object
'If Len(Dir("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\OpsTools.lnk", vbDirectory)) = 0 Then 'Adding a Shortcut to their Desktop if it doesn't already exist
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Set myWSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set WSHShortcut = myWSH.CreateShortcut("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Myshortcut.lnk")
    With WSHShortcut
        .TargetPath = "MyTarget"
        .Description = "Shortcut to My shortcut"
        .IconLocation = "MyiconDirFile"
        .RelativePath = "c:\temp"
        .WorkingDirectory = "C:\"
        .WindowStyle = 7   ' 1 = normal; 3 = maximize window; 7 = minimize
        .Hotkey = "Ctrl+Alt+Q"
        .Save
    End With
    Set myWSH = Nothing
    Set WSHShortcut = Nothing
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I also need to specify the "Opens With" property to ensure that this files always opens with Access 2000 and not 97. Any ideas. I see that you can do it when you right click the icon, so I'm sure there is a way that I can do it when creating the shortcut...
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You can do it by putting the path to the executable before the path to the database.  However, if you
have different installs of Access, then you will need to get the path from the registry first:

Set myWSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Dim path As String
path = myWSH.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\InstallRoot\Path")
path = path & "MSACCESS.EXE"

Dim databasePath As String
databasePath = "C:\TEMP\db4.mdb"

Set WSHShortcut = myWSH.CreateShortcut("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Myshortcut.lnk")
    With WSHShortcut
        .TargetPath = Chr(34) & path & Chr(34) & " " & Chr(34) & databasePath & Chr(34)
        .Description = "Shortcut to My shortcut"
        .IconLocation = "MyiconDirFile"
        .RelativePath = databasePath
        .WorkingDirectory = "C:\"
        .WindowStyle = 3 '7   ' 1 = normal; 3 = maximize window; 7 = minimize
        .Hotkey = "Ctrl+Alt+Q"
        .Save
    End With
   
    Set myWSH = Nothing
    Set WSHShortcut = Nothing

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Great. Thanks
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