How to create a shortcut for RAD 7.5.2 Project?

Hi,
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.
Thanks.
_Esam
_EsamAsked:
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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
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arctanxCommented:
_Esam,

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 com.ibm.rational.rad.product.ide

So you would just put this:


"C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP70\eclipse.exe" -product com.ibm.rational.rad.product.ide -data /workspace1

and for the other one:

"C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP70\eclipse.exe" -product com.ibm.rational.rad.product.ide -data /workspace2

Then when you double click on the shortcut it will open up in the workspace you set.
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arctanxCommented:
Did you get the shortcut working?
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HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
Thanks for the assist, and point.

Good luck & have a great day.
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