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pkatsoulas
#1 Posted : Thursday, February 9, 2012 12:19:33 PM(UTC)
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I am using the following url file to create a shortcut to my application.

[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://localhost:7756/GoToApplication.aspx?AppID=5802D60B-68D6-409B-9757-3AEFCAC57D9D

Is there a way to specify an icon to be used with the shortcut?

Any help would be appreciated.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:29:17 PM(UTC)
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Hi!

Yes, it's easy to do - take a look here. However, upcoming build 15 that is getting its finishing touches and testing, will create application shortcut icons when an application is registered. UWS.RegApp.exe will create icons by default, and UWS configuration API will do it if asked explicitly. UWS.RegApp.exe will get a few new command line switches to control creation of up two three shortcut icons during application registration.

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#3 Posted : Friday, February 10, 2012 5:39:07 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the reply. I am interested to know what happens if I enter the same icon twice but with different paths. Specifically, if the icon is not found in the first path will it look for it in the second path?
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#4 Posted : Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:55:58 AM(UTC)
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Hi!

You will be able to specify up to three different paths for where shortcut icons will be created. If a path you specified is not found, the icon will not be created there. If you specify two paths for two icons, and both paths exist, two shortcuts will be created. However, better use of shortcuts is to create shortcuts for different URL hostnames, and to create separate URLs in case an application needs a separate initialization/configuration link.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:33:46 AM(UTC)
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Now that build 15 is available, can you point me to documentation explaining the RegApp shortcut icon feature you mention above.
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:07:57 AM(UTC)
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Hi there!

Here it is: http://ultidev.com/Forum...l-Studio.aspx#post2804.

Please scroll down until you see multiple commands in the shortcutNxxxxx format, like SHORTCUT1LOCATION.

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:40:56 PM(UTC)
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I now run the following in my setup:

"[ProgramFilesFolder]\UltiDev\Web Server\UWS.RegApp.exe" /r /AppID="[UpgradeCode]" /aspnet:4 /defaultdoc:Default.aspx /vdir:KnowledgePLAN /path:"[TARGETDIR]KnowledgePLAN" /appname:"SPR KnowledgePLAN®" /appdesc:"SPR KnowledgePLAN® Enterprise" /shortcut1path:"[TARGETDIR]KnowledgePLAN\KnowledgePLAN Enterprise 1.0.0.url" /shortcut1icon:"[TARGETDIR]KnowledgePLAN\Images"

The KnowledgePLAN Enterprise 1.0.0.url is created in my target folder as expected. However, I cannot get my icon to be used. I always get the default. In the above shortcut1icon, I have used a path to a folder that has an .ICO file. This does not work. I have also tried appending the actual ICO file name to the path and it still does not work. What am I doing wrong?

Also, how can I get the shortcut to appear in the Start button "All Programs" menu?

Thanks.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:50:32 PM(UTC)
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Hi!

It's an issue of "smoke & mirrors" kind. It is actually working, but windows shell caches icon images for shortcuts of the same name. For example, if you create c:\short.url with some image, then delete it, and then create c:\short.url with another image, Windows will still show old icon for some time. If you change .URL file name to "c:\short1.url" or its folder location, you should see your actual icon right away.

You need to supply full path to an .ICO or an executable file, though, not a path to images folder.

Re Programs Menu: Please try using [ProgramMenuFolder] property, although depending on which tool you are using for authoring the installer, the property name could be different.

Please let us know if this information was helpful.

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:05:24 PM(UTC)
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The problems have been solved by:

1. Using [ProgramMenuFolder] instead of [TARGETDIR] in the shortcut1path argument
2. Adding the name of the ICO file to the path in the shortcut1icon argument
3. Changing the name of the URL file.

Thanks for your help.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:15:12 PM(UTC)
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Great!

We are glad we were able to help.

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