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Script to create application link on desktop

Posted on 2014-03-19
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I have pulled out what stubble I have as hair trying to figure this.  I have some code that deletes an old desktop link and creates a new one however, the link I want created has in it's target a command and switch.  Normal creation this works fine, script it and the quotes that are required are passed. Adding code to eliminate quotes results in no space between application executable and switch, add code to inject a space in ANY format results in the preceding and ending quotes showing up again... clues?

Code as follows:

'begin shortcut creation function
strWorkDir ="C:\Directory" 
strAppPath = "c:\Directory\File.exe dbserver=server\instance"
strIconPath ="C:\Directory\File.exe"
'
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
objDesktop = objShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set objLink = objShell.CreateShortcut(objDesktop & "\File.lnk")
'
objLink.Description = "File"  
objLink.IconLocation = strIconPath  
objLink.TargetPath = strAppPath
objLink.WindowStyle = 3 
objLink.WorkingDirectory = strWorkDir 
objLink.Save
'end function

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Question by:Bianca
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by:itguy565
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This should help:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244677

WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
oMyShortCut= WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop+"\Foxtest.lnk")
oMyShortCut.WindowStyle = 7  &&Minimized 0=Maximized  4=Normal 
oMyShortcut.IconLocation = home()+"wizards\graphics\builder.ico"
oMyShortCut.TargetPath = "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VFP98\vfp6.exe" 
oMyShortCut.Arguments = '-c'+'"'+Home()+'config.fpw'+'"'
oMyShortCut.WorkingDirectory = "c:\"
oMyShortCut.Save

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Bianca earned 0 total points
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Thank you itguy565,

I didn't bother with the code listed but one key point in the code provided did give me a clue and it was a "duh" moment... "Argument"!  I added this string and objectlink to my code and BINGO... it works. Thanks for steering me in the right direction.
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by:Bianca
ID: 39940243
thank you
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by:Bianca
ID: 39949816
Thank you itguy565, this is how the code played out in the end:

Code as follows:

'begin shortcut creation function
strWorkDir ="C:\Directory"
strAppPath = "c:\Directory\File.exe"
strArgument =  "dbserver=server\instance"
strIconPath ="C:\Directory\File.exe"
'
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objDesktop = objShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set objLink = objShell.CreateShortcut(objDesktop & "\File.lnk")
'
objLink.Description = "File"  
objLink.IconLocation = strIconPath  
objLink.TargetPath = strAppPath
objLink.Argument = strArgument
objLink.WindowStyle = 3
objLink.WorkingDirectory = strWorkDir
objLink.Save
'end function
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