in reply to Windows Shortcut Creation

Could you post the code you're using?

I'm trying to fathom out the syntax of Win32::Shortcut, but the documentation isn't great and I can't even get it to generate a shortcut with which to test!

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Re^2: Windows Shortcut Creation
by jimbojones (Friar) on Jul 26, 2005 at 16:40 UTC

    I found some documentation for this module. I don't know why it's not in the default POD.

    - j

Re^2: Windows Shortcut Creation
by gwhite (Friar) on Jul 27, 2005 at 11:21 UTC

    Guys this is a little frustrating and will get me down voted, but I have stated I can create a shortcut. It is to a directory not a file, and if I open the properties of the Perl created shortcut and make any change then it will work. That said, here is the code:

    $link = Win32::Shortcut->new(); $link->{'File'} = '"' . $archive_drive_path . $disc_path . 'Projec +ts Folder.lnk"'; $link->{'Path'} = '"' . $master_project_path . '"'; $link->{'Description'} = 'RDI Projects Folder'; $link->{'ShowCmd'} = 1; $link->{'IconLocation'} = 'C:\WINNT\system32\SHELL32.dll'; $link->{'IconNumber'} = '9'; $link->Save( $archive_drive_path . $_ . '/Projects Folder.lnk');

    I have the documentation, the shortcut creates, it just doesn't work until I manually edit it. Like I said previously, all I have to do is add or delete a character from the comment line, or change the icon and apply the change then the shortcut works.

    Is this a known issue? Any workarounds? (note: ikegami's solution may get the job done.)


      Whoa! You're not creating a shortcut to a directory, you're creating a shortcut to a shortcut (Projects Folder.lnk)! That's probably why it doesn't work.