finfante
Level 3

Basic MSI; create shortcut to html file?

I'm trying to create a shortcut in the Start menu to my application's startup file which is an Html file that runs a java applet.
The Browse for Shortcut Target dialog seems only to want to select or allow a .exe file.

How do I do this?

Thanks
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RobertDickau
Flexera Alumni

Is this an MSI project? If so, and you're trying to create an advertised shortcut, the target needs to be the key file of its component. Either create a "regular" shortcut, or make the HTML file a key file?
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finfante
Level 3

Robert thanks for the reply.
My project is a Basic MSI. What I need to do is create an internet shortcut on the start menu under my application menu. This wasn't clear from my first post.
The target looks something like
"http://targetServer/websiteName/folder/file.html"

Ideas appreciated.
Frank
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RobertDickau
Flexera Alumni

MSI doesn't have anything built in for Internet shortcuts (.url files): please see the InstallShield help topic "Creating Internet Shortcuts".
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