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Create Desktop Shortcuts in Setup Project

Hi,
I am searching for a way to creat desktop shortcuts when running the setup
files that were created within a VB solution using the setup wizard.
Thanks,
Michael
Nov 21 '05 #1
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See 'Setup / Installer Question' posted 25/8.

Just for everyone's help/info. It is always worthwhile doing a quick search
within this NG before posting :-)

Rgds, Phil

"Michael D. Murphy" <mm*****@ctgi.biz> wrote in message
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Hi,
I am searching for a way to creat desktop shortcuts when running the setup
files that were created within a VB solution using the setup wizard.
Thanks,
Michael

Nov 21 '05 #2
Hi Thanks, but for some reason I get no posts in the newsgroups between 30
of April 05 to the 27 of August 05. I guess that's why my pre-post search
did not find anything. Is there a way someone could repost the message.
Thanks,
Michael
"Phil G." <Ph**@nospam.com> wrote in message
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See 'Setup / Installer Question' posted 25/8.

Just for everyone's help/info. It is always worthwhile doing a quick
search within this NG before posting :-)

Rgds, Phil

"Michael D. Murphy" <mm*****@ctgi.biz> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Hi,
I am searching for a way to creat desktop shortcuts when running the
setup files that were created within a VB solution using the setup
wizard.
Thanks,
Michael


Nov 21 '05 #3
If you use the setup wizard, on completion you should be viewing the File
System Editor, if not, just select it from the 1st icon at the head of the
properties windows.

You should then see three 'folders', named Application Folder, User's
Desktop and User's Programs Menu.

For adding an entry on the programs menu, right click the User's Programs
Menu and select >Add >Project Output(most likely!). You will then select the
primary output from your project.

For an icon on the desktop, which is infact a shortcut to your app. Whilst
still in the Users Programs Menu, select the output file that was just
created for you, right click and select Create Shortcut .............. Once
the shortcut is created drag the created shortcut to the User's Desktop
folder, and Voila!!!!!

Good luck and HTH.

Phil

"Brian" <br***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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when creating an installer for your solution, how can you make it create
an entry on the programs listing or a desktop icon?

Thanks,
Brian

"Michael D Murphy" <md******@scs-techresources.com> wrote in message
news:OY**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl... Hi Thanks, but for some reason I get no posts in the newsgroups between 30
of April 05 to the 27 of August 05. I guess that's why my pre-post search
did not find anything. Is there a way someone could repost the message.
Thanks,
Michael
"Phil G." <Ph**@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:df**********@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
See 'Setup / Installer Question' posted 25/8.

Just for everyone's help/info. It is always worthwhile doing a quick
search within this NG before posting :-)

Rgds, Phil

"Michael D. Murphy" <mm*****@ctgi.biz> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Hi,
I am searching for a way to creat desktop shortcuts when running the
setup files that were created within a VB solution using the setup
wizard.
Thanks,
Michael



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