How to create shortcuts for a Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio .NET setup and deployment project

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 307358 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q307358
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SUMMARY

Shortcuts are not automatically generated when you use the Setup Wizard to create a deployment project in Visual Studio .NET. This article explains how to create shortcuts from within the Visual Studio Deployment Tool.

Steps to Create Shortcuts

You can use the following procedure to create shortcuts in your deployment project:
  1. Open the File System Editor: from the View menu, point to Editor, and then click File System.
  2. Open the application folder that contains the file that you want to create a shortcut for.
  3. Right-click the file that you want to create a shortcut to.
  4. Click Create Shortcut.
  5. A shortcut will be created in the same folder as the original file.
  6. Drag the shortcut to the desired folder. For example, if you want to create a shortcut in your Program menu, drag the shortcut to the Programs menu folder; if you want to create a shortcut on the Start menu, drag the shortcut to the Start menu folder. The folder location of the shortcut can also be changed through the folder field of the Properties Window.

REFERENCES

For more information, see the topic "Adding and Removing Shortcuts in the File System Editor" in Visual Studio .NET Help:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa291416.aspx

Properties

Article ID: 307358 - Last Review: September 14, 2005 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer
Keywords: 
kbdeployment kbhowtomaster KB307358

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com