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How to create / Edit a Desktop shortcut in LabVIEW


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Hi

I wonder if anybody could give me pointers in creating a Windows XP desktop shortcut with LabVIEW or how edit an existing one. Working in LabVIEW 8.2.1

I can see how to do this with WshShell commands (the Windows shell scripting environment) but not with LabVIEW.

I did try playing around with the "IWshRuntimeLibrary.IWshShell2" ActiveX object but though I can find a CreateShortCut invoke method I seem unable to do anything constructive with it.

cheers

Dannyt

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Have you looked up the IShellLink interface? There's probably a third-party commandline interface available somewhere if you look hard enough.

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Have you looked up the IShellLink interface? There's probably a third-party commandline interface available somewhere if you look hard enough.

I will have a look at IShellLink thanks.

I was try to avoid a thirdparty option if possible and just do it with LabVIEW so I did not have to deploy anything out with the LabVIEW. Maybe there is a registry key ?

If I was going in the thirdparty direction I could code up a WSH example myself

'Create a Desktop ShortCut

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")

set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Shortcut To Notepad.lnk")

oShellLink.TargetPath = "Notepad.exe" 'WScript.ScriptFullName

oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1

oShellLink.Hotkey = "CTRL+SHIFT+N"

oShellLink.IconLocation = "notepad.exe, 0"

oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut To Notepad."

oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop

oShellLink.Save

cheers

Dannyt

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Sorry, my examples posted earlier were in 8.5.1.

Here they are back saved to 8.0.

Bruce

Bruce,

many many thanks to you for that, works a treat, +1 rep to you sir :-)

LAVA to the rescue again. I was at least please I was heading onto the right lines

NOTE for anyone else downloading the 8.0 version, you file Create Shortcut.vi has the 8.5 version of Set Shortcuproperties in it so remember to put the new 8.0 one in its place

Dannyt

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