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Creating desktop shortcuts for XP & Win7 for install scr

 
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Teamgreentech
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Creating desktop shortcuts for XP & Win7 for install scr Reply with quote

Another question for all you vds coding experts Smile

I am writing and install script but don't know how to creat the shortcuts for XP or windows 7 so that all users get the icon / shortcut on their desktop.

How can I script this in my installer ?

Many thanks in advance

Andy - Teamgreentech

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PGWARE
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been awhile since I used vds, so this may or may not work:

Code:

LINK CREATE,c:\file.txt,@windir(Desktop),shortcut to file.txt


Thats according to the vds 6 help file. I'd recommend that you use an actual installer rather than try to create one yourself, you had to account for many things during install - 32bit/64bit, elevation, registry. Use an installer like InnoSetup www.jrsoftware.org it is very easy to write up an installer with it and is gauranteed to work; thousands of developers use this installer and its free.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks PGWARE once again Smile
I'll take a look at inno right now.....


PGWARE wrote:
Been awhile since I used vds, so this may or may not work:

Code:

LINK CREATE,c:\file.txt,@windir(Desktop),shortcut to file.txt


Thats according to the vds 6 help file. I'd recommend that you use an actual installer rather than try to create one yourself, you had to account for many things during install - 32bit/64bit, elevation, registry. Use an installer like InnoSetup www.jrsoftware.org it is very easy to write up an installer with it and is gauranteed to work; thousands of developers use this installer and its free.

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