Getting Started with Visual Installer tip we showed how to
create a basic setup project that contains one program file and
one text file. If you install a program file, you probably want
to create a shortcut (icon) that is linked to the file. When a
user clicks on the icon, the program file is run.
This is very easy done in Visual Installer, and the following
step-by-step tip will show you how to add a shortcut to a
program file in the file list. When the setup package is run,
the shortcut will be added to the Program menu in
How to add a shortcut to
1. Start Visual Installer.
2. Open an installation
project; for example the project created in the
Getting Started tip.
Or create a new project.
Select a program file in the file list.
Select the Shortcut (icon) menu item from the List
The Shortcut (icon) dialog box is now shown. It looks
Enter a description for the shortcut in the Description
text box. For example: "My Application":
Click OK to close the dialog box.
That's all you need to do! When you run the installation, a menu
with the same name as the project name will be created in
Windows. In this menu you will find a shortcut (icon) and the
description that you entered above. It will look similar to
Using the same name for the menu as the project name is
optional. If you want to use another name, you can open the
Program group / menu item in the List menu, and enter
another menu name.