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How do I create a shortcut to the application from the Setup Project?

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Tom
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" to this, but don't see that it
allows for this?

Am I missing something?
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Tom, open the file system Editor in the Setup project
from the window on the left hand side right click File System on Target
Machine -> Add Special Folder -> User's Start Menu,
Create shortcut to you app by opening the application Folder, selecting
your app (Probably listed as Primary Output ...), Right click and select
create shortcut
copy the created shortcut and place it in the created start menu folder and
the existing User's Desktop folder.

To create an uninstall you can use a batch file that contains MSIExec.exe
/i <path and name of MSI>
However you may not wish to keep the MSI around or may have difficulty
finding its location. I suggest you guide users to the add/remove programs
dialog.

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Todd Derksen
Visual Basic Deployment Test Team
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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From: "Tom" <nf*@nospam.com>
Subject: How do I create a shortcut to the application from the Setup Project?
I created an msi using the Setup Wizard, but don't seem to be able to createa shortcut to the applicaton on the desktop (or prompt for one) or the menu.
Also, I would like to add an "uninstall" to this, but don't see that it
allows for this?

Am I missing something?


Jul 21 '05 #2

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