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Create A Windows Shortcut With 9 Lines Of Code


A Function To Create Windows Shorcut
.URL for hyperlinks
.LNK for anything else
There are many other variables that can be implemented besides just Name where it points hotkey and description

Original Author: TfAv1228

Inputs

here is an examle of the code
this will work with Windows XP
CreateShortcut("C:CMD.lnk", "C:WindowsSystem32CMD.exe", "CTRL+D", "Shortcut to CMD.exe")
Would create a shortcut to the C:WindowsSystem32CMD.exe and place it at C:CMD.lnk with a hotkey of CTRL+D and a description of Shortcut to CMD.exe

Code

Public Function CreateShortcut(ShortName As String, PointsTo As String, Optional HotKey As String = "", Optional Description As String = "")
  Dim WS As Object, SC As Object
  Set WS = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
  Set SC = WS.CreateShortcut(ShortName)
  SC.TargetPath = PointsTo
  SC.HotKey = HotKey
  SC.Description = Description
  SC.Save
End Function

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Posted: 2002-06-01
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