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isherman
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Prompt user to create shortcuts

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Is there a way to prompt the user to create shortcuts on the desktop/start menu?  I can do it automatically, but I'd like the user to choose.

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Thananjeyan_M
Level 6

Hi Isherman,

1.Create Custom Dialog to get user input (Shortcut on Desktop or Start Menu).

2.Create  InstallScript custom action to create shortcut based on user selection.

Help URL

 https://docs.revenera.com/installshield21helplib/Subsystems/installshield21langref/helplibrary/CreateShortcut.htm

IS Sample: 

https://docs.revenera.com/installshield22helplib/Subsystems/installshield22langref/helplibrary/CreateShortcutEx1.htm

Thanks,

Thananjeyan

 

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Thananjeyan_M
Level 6

Hi Isherman,

1.Create Custom Dialog to get user input (Shortcut on Desktop or Start Menu).

2.Create  InstallScript custom action to create shortcut based on user selection.

Help URL

 https://docs.revenera.com/installshield21helplib/Subsystems/installshield21langref/helplibrary/CreateShortcut.htm

IS Sample: 

https://docs.revenera.com/installshield22helplib/Subsystems/installshield22langref/helplibrary/CreateShortcutEx1.htm

Thanks,

Thananjeyan

 

isherman
Level 4

OK, but I'm going to need some help with Step 1.  I can create a dialog (CustomShortcut) and populate it with controls.  How do I insert it where I want it in the install sequence? I want it to be after CustomSetup and before ReadyToInstall.  It seems the only place I can insert it  is in SetupInitialization using the wizard.  When I look at the documentation, it says I can simply drag and drop, but that only seems to work at the root level of the tree- ie., I can drag SetupInitialization around, but not CustomShortcut, which is no good- I need SetupInitialization where it is, but I don't want the CustomShortcut to fire immediately after.  Thanks!

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