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Posted 17 Nov 2005

Create conditional shortcuts during the installation of a .NET application

, 22 Jan 2006
This article shows how to add shortcuts during an installation, based on the user's choice.
Shortcut_demo
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Shortcut.exe
Test1.lnk
Test2.lnk
Shortcut_src
App.ico
Shortcut.csproj.user
Icons
banner1.jpg
setup.ico
HOMEPAGE.ICO
Test2.lnk
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Test1.lnk
<VisualStudioProject>
    <CSHARP
        ProjectType = "Local"
        ProductVersion = "7.10.3077"
        SchemaVersion = "2.0"
        ProjectGuid = "{CBC8BA6D-86BA-4F04-B492-2EE57B3C6F94}"
    >
        <Build>
            <Settings
                ApplicationIcon = "Icons\HOMEPAGE.ICO"
                AssemblyKeyContainerName = ""
                AssemblyName = "Shortcut"
                AssemblyOriginatorKeyFile = ""
                DefaultClientScript = "JScript"
                DefaultHTMLPageLayout = "Grid"
                DefaultTargetSchema = "IE50"
                DelaySign = "false"
                OutputType = "WinExe"
                PreBuildEvent = ""
                PostBuildEvent = ""
                RootNamespace = "Shortcut"
                RunPostBuildEvent = "OnBuildSuccess"
                StartupObject = ""
            >
                <Config
                    Name = "Debug"
                    AllowUnsafeBlocks = "false"
                    BaseAddress = "285212672"
                    CheckForOverflowUnderflow = "false"
                    ConfigurationOverrideFile = ""
                    DefineConstants = "DEBUG;TRACE"
                    DocumentationFile = ""
                    DebugSymbols = "true"
                    FileAlignment = "4096"
                    IncrementalBuild = "false"
                    NoStdLib = "false"
                    NoWarn = ""
                    Optimize = "false"
                    OutputPath = "bin\Debug\"
                    RegisterForComInterop = "false"
                    RemoveIntegerChecks = "false"
                    TreatWarningsAsErrors = "false"
                    WarningLevel = "4"
                />
                <Config
                    Name = "Release"
                    AllowUnsafeBlocks = "false"
                    BaseAddress = "285212672"
                    CheckForOverflowUnderflow = "false"
                    ConfigurationOverrideFile = ""
                    DefineConstants = "TRACE"
                    DocumentationFile = ""
                    DebugSymbols = "false"
                    FileAlignment = "4096"
                    IncrementalBuild = "false"
                    NoStdLib = "false"
                    NoWarn = ""
                    Optimize = "true"
                    OutputPath = "bin\Release\"
                    RegisterForComInterop = "false"
                    RemoveIntegerChecks = "false"
                    TreatWarningsAsErrors = "false"
                    WarningLevel = "4"
                />
            </Settings>
            <References>
                <Reference
                    Name = "System"
                    AssemblyName = "System"
                    HintPath = "F:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "System.Data"
                    AssemblyName = "System.Data"
                    HintPath = "F:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.Data.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "System.Drawing"
                    AssemblyName = "System.Drawing"
                    HintPath = "F:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.Drawing.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "System.Windows.Forms"
                    AssemblyName = "System.Windows.Forms"
                    HintPath = "F:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.Windows.Forms.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "System.XML"
                    AssemblyName = "System.XML"
                    HintPath = "F:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.XML.dll"
                />
            </References>
        </Build>
        <Files>
            <Include>
                <File
                    RelPath = "App.ico"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "AssemblyInfo.cs"
                    SubType = "Code"
                    BuildAction = "Compile"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "Form1.cs"
                    SubType = "Form"
                    BuildAction = "Compile"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "Form1.resx"
                    DependentUpon = "Form1.cs"
                    BuildAction = "EmbeddedResource"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "Icons\banner1.jpg"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "Icons\Provider.ico"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "Icons\setup.ico"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
            </Include>
        </Files>
    </CSHARP>
</VisualStudioProject>

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