Difference Between Application Reference and Shortcut
Posted on 2007-11-24
I have a VB.NET app using one click deployment. Since it will not create a desktop shortcut I got the bright idea to create one on program startup. The problem is the shortcut I create doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™t do the check for updates that the one created in the start menu does.
I see that the one automatically created is of type ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚ÂœApplication ReferenceÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â instead of a ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚ÂœShortcutÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â. The ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚ÂœApplication ReferenceÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â has a General and a Summary tab. The shortcut has a General, Shortcut and Compatibility tab.
1) What is an ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚ÂœApplication ReferenceÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â and how does it differ from a shortcut?
2) How can I make the shortcut check for downloads?
I have tried goggling, but application and reference are not words conducive to search engines.