How to create a shortcut for RAD 7.5.2 Project?

I am using RAD 7.5.2 for Java/JEE Projects.
Instead of Start>Programs>IBM Software Delivery Platform > IBM Rational Application Developer 7.5 > Rational Applicaiton Developer ....
I would like to create a shortcut on the desktop that can open a project workspace.
I would also like to name this shortcut(s) for individual workspace projects.

How do I do that with RAD 7.5.2
I know how to do it with WSAD 5.1.2 and that is so old ...
What's the new way of doing it in RAD 7.5.2?

Let me know.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
Use the same path, and

- Click Start
- Programs
- IBM Software Delivery Platform
- IBM Rational Application Developer 7.5

On the last entry, i.e.,

- Rational Application Developer

right click

A drop down menu will open

- Select "Send To", and
- Desktop (create shortcut)

  You can then move, or put this shortcut where ever you want

What you do to make your shortcut open up a different workspace is to add -data /WORKSPACE in the target of the shortcut, so for example if you had workspaces at C:\workspace1 and C:\workspace2, you create two shortcuts, right click on the shortcut and go to Properties, then in the target you should see something like this:

"C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP70\eclipse.exe" -product

So you would just put this:

"C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP70\eclipse.exe" -product -data /workspace1

and for the other one:

"C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP70\eclipse.exe" -product -data /workspace2

Then when you double click on the shortcut it will open up in the workspace you set.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Did you get the shortcut working?
HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
Thanks for the assist, and point.

Good luck & have a great day.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Editors IDEs

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.