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Creating a shortcut and passing arguments to another file.

Hi Guys,

I want to create a MSI project with an executable. MSI should do the following

1. Create a shortcut on the desktop and the target should  be able to pass a argument to a different executable.

Is this possible?

The target should look like below.

C:\work\DDS\bin\Debug\DDS.exe XTR

I need to pass XTR and try to run that executable.

Please help me.


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8/22/2022 - Mon
Vadim Rapp

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I am planning to use shortcut.exe file and then create a batch file and execute it using setup wizard.

Is this possible?

I want to know can we run .bat files from setup wizard?
Vadim Rapp

ramana_forums, sorry, but the right way is to open your own question.

I have created a console application that creates a shorcut to a desktop. I have created MSI and while I am trying to run the MSI it creates a .exe file in c drive. and If I click the .exe then it creates the shortcut. but I doesn't want user to click the .exe and the create a shortcut.

Could you please help me.

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William Peck
Vadim Rapp

change your application so it does not create the shortcut, and instead create the shortcut my MSI.

Objective of my project is  to create a shortcut in the programs menu and when the user clicks it should redirect to DDS.exe with a variable. For this I have a developed an application ()both console and windows forms which creates a shortcut with that parameter. Now I want to create a MSI for this project when this MSI runs I want to see shortcut created in programs menu.

Could you please help me.