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Create shortcut of application programmatically

Posted by Viral Sarvaiya on December 28, 2010

Hi,

Merry Christmas to all…

In my one of the application I get one new thing that I share here,

I m creating desktop icon  of one application from the already running application.

Here is the code…

For that you have add reference of “IWshRuntimeLibrary”


using IWshRuntimeLibrary;

and then call below function to the click event of the button from where u want to create the desktop icon.

private static void CreateShortcutOfApplication()
 {
 // Create a new instance of WshShellClass
 WshShell = new WshShellClass();

 // Create the shortcut
 IWshRuntimeLibrary.IWshShortcut MyShortcut;

 //Get Path of Desktop Folder of Current User
 string path = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Desktop);

 // Choose the path for the shortcut and name of the shortcut
 MyShortcut = (IWshRuntimeLibrary.IWshShortcut)WshShell.CreateShortcut(path + @"\ShortcutName.lnk");

 // Where the shortcut should point to
 MyShortcut.TargetPath = Application.StartupPath + "\\ApplicationName.exe";

 //Set Working Directory of Shortcut
 MyShortcut.WorkingDirectory = Application.StartupPath;

 // Description for the shortcut
 MyShortcut.Description = "Description of the Application";

 // Location for the shortcut's icon
 MyShortcut.IconLocation = Application.StartupPath + @"\Application.exe";

 // Create the shortcut at the given path
 MyShortcut.Save();
 }

And when you click on this button then you get the icon of that application in desktop.

Hope this will helpful to you…

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One Response to “Create shortcut of application programmatically”

  1. Nice one viru…

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