This article was previously published under Q307358
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:
Open the File System Editor: from the View menu, point to Editor, and then click File System.
Open the application folder that contains the file that you want to create a shortcut for.
Right-click the file that you want to create a shortcut to.
Click Create Shortcut.
A shortcut will be created in the same folder as the original file.
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.
For more information, see the topic "Adding and Removing Shortcuts in the File System Editor" in Visual Studio .NET Help: