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Problem with Shortcut Generated by Deployment Project

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TC
I've written an application using VB.NET 2003 and packaged it with a
deployment project. When I use the setup program to install the
application, however, it doesn't work. More specifically, the shortcut
placed in the Start Menu doesn't work.

I've noticed that the shortcut is strange. Unlike a normal shortcut, I
can't see the command it is supposed to issue. This makes it very
difficult to debug the problem. Furthermore, I suspect that the problem
may be specifically related to the unconventional implementation of the
shortcut, and I think if I could get a normal shortcut installed in the
Start Menu, everything will be okay.

Therefore, my questions are these: What is this strange shortcut? How
do I see what command it is issuing? Is there any way to make VB.NET
generate a normal shortcut instead of one of these strange shortcuts?
-TC

Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hello TC,
How are you doing?

In your Setup Project
Right Click on your setup Project -- select -- File System
Select User's Program Menu
On right Pane -- right click on background and select Create new Shortcut
(you may remove if anything is already present)
Select the Applicaitons folder form the popup Dialog
and then Primary output ( for which you wish to have a shortcut generated.

This way you would be creating a shortcut for your applicaiton that would be
installed on the machine.

I hope this helps.
Thanks
Mona
[Grapecity]

"TC" <go*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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I've written an application using VB.NET 2003 and packaged it with a
deployment project. When I use the setup program to install the
application, however, it doesn't work. More specifically, the shortcut
placed in the Start Menu doesn't work.

I've noticed that the shortcut is strange. Unlike a normal shortcut, I
can't see the command it is supposed to issue. This makes it very
difficult to debug the problem. Furthermore, I suspect that the problem
may be specifically related to the unconventional implementation of the
shortcut, and I think if I could get a normal shortcut installed in the
Start Menu, everything will be okay.

Therefore, my questions are these: What is this strange shortcut? How
do I see what command it is issuing? Is there any way to make VB.NET
generate a normal shortcut instead of one of these strange shortcuts?
-TC


Nov 21 '05 #2

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TC
Mona,

Thank you for your reply. However, it is a shortcut created exactly as
you propose which is malfunctioning.
-TC

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Hello,

Can you check the location where the shortcut is pointing to. Is it a
relative path that its trying for?

I hope this is helpful.

Thanks
Mona
[Grapecity]

"TC" <go*********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@g47g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
Mona,

Thank you for your reply. However, it is a shortcut created exactly as
you propose which is malfunctioning.
-TC

Nov 21 '05 #4

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