473,387 Members | 3,684 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 473,387 software developers and data experts.

Add shortcut on desktop for Published application

How do I set the publish wizard to add a shortcut to the client's desktop?
Feb 14 '06 #1
1 7232
Hi,
How do I set the publish wizard to add a shortcut to
the client's desktop?


I am afraid the ClickOnce installation only supports the creation of the
Start menu's shortcut, but not the desktop's shortcut icon.

If you need to create a desktop icon for your Clickonce application, one
workaround is to provide your application with the necessary file code
access permissions. With that you can write custom code in the startup of
your application (ClickOnce apps startup after install by default), then
you can create the desktop icon at that time. Please refer to the following
link for a code sample:

Creating Shell Links (Shortcuts) in .NET Programs Using WSH
http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/shelllink.asp

By the way, if you take this approach, the desktop's shortcut won't be
removed when your application has been uninstalled.
Thanks!

Best regards,

Gary Chang
Microsoft Community Support
================================================== ====
PLEASE NOTE the newsgroup SECURE CODE and PASSWORD will be updated at 9:00
AM PST, February 14, 2006. Please complete a re-registration process by
entering the secure code mmpng06 when prompted. Once you have entered the
secure code mmpng06, you will be able to update your profile and access the
partner newsgroups.
================================================== ====
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from this issue.
================================================== ====
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
================================================== ====

Feb 15 '06 #2

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

0
by: Alan | last post by:
I have created a .Net setup project and created a shortcut to my Application in the "User's Desktop" using the File System editor. I installed the application with "Everyone" option,and i can see...
1
by: Tom | last post by:
I created an msi using the Setup Wizard, but don't seem to be able to create a shortcut to the applicaton on the desktop (or prompt for one) or the menu. Also, I would like to add an "uninstall"...
4
by: I_AM_DON_AND_YOU? | last post by:
There is one more problem I am facing but didn't get the solution. In my Setup Program I am not been able to create 2 things (when the program is intalled on the client machine ) : (1) create...
5
by: DraguVaso | last post by:
Hi, I want my appliation to Run a Shortcut on my Desktop. This should be done regardless the fact if the Shortcut is in the All Users\Desktop or MyProfile\Desktop and regardless the version of...
2
by: Mark | last post by:
I have a shortcut on the desktop in my application that I want a user to drop a file on and then have the application run. The shortcut that installs with the application does not look like you...
7
by: GrandpaB | last post by:
I would appreciate assistance learning how to create a Desktop shortcut in my setup project. In the left pane of the Setup/File System window I right-clicked User's Desktop. From the contex...
2
by: TN | last post by:
I think I am losing my mind. I've got a simple application for which I have a setup project to install the application. I create a shortcut to the applications project in the user's desktop. ...
0
by: peter.bittner | last post by:
I have developed a Windows application in Visual Studio .NET 2003 and created a Setup project for it. In the File System Editor I have added a shortcut to the User's Desktop folder to point to the...
3
by: thi | last post by:
Hi, How do i create an application shortcut on desktop programmically in C#? I have done some shortcut coding before in visual basic 6 using windows scripting host but later found out that...
0
by: Charles Arthur | last post by:
How do i turn on java script on a villaon, callus and itel keypad mobile phone
0
by: aa123db | last post by:
Variable and constants Use var or let for variables and const fror constants. Var foo ='bar'; Let foo ='bar';const baz ='bar'; Functions function $name$ ($parameters$) { } ...
0
by: ryjfgjl | last post by:
In our work, we often receive Excel tables with data in the same format. If we want to analyze these data, it can be difficult to analyze them because the data is spread across multiple Excel files...
0
by: emmanuelkatto | last post by:
Hi All, I am Emmanuel katto from Uganda. I want to ask what challenges you've faced while migrating a website to cloud. Please let me know. Thanks! Emmanuel
1
by: nemocccc | last post by:
hello, everyone, I want to develop a software for my android phone for daily needs, any suggestions?
1
by: Sonnysonu | last post by:
This is the data of csv file 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 the lengths should be different i have to store the data by column-wise with in the specific length. suppose the i have to...
0
by: Hystou | last post by:
There are some requirements for setting up RAID: 1. The motherboard and BIOS support RAID configuration. 2. The motherboard has 2 or more available SATA protocol SSD/HDD slots (including MSATA, M.2...
0
marktang
by: marktang | last post by:
ONU (Optical Network Unit) is one of the key components for providing high-speed Internet services. Its primary function is to act as an endpoint device located at the user's premises. However,...
0
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.