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[REBOL] Re: creating a shortcut

From: bry:itnisk at: 29-Oct-2003 17:42

MK> How can I drive the scripting host then? I am a real Windows nitwit.... MK> (and now you see why I asked you offline what I asked you, being our MK> Windows hero ;-) ) You probably shouldn't call Wscript in something you're intending to give to customers, two issues could be: 1. Wscript turned off, for security reasons, by administrators. 2. older versions of Wscript different from what you're using. Of course number two can be a problem in any windows scenario. But I figure the problem is probably worsened the higher up the tool is you're using. I would have answered this earlier but I was sick the last two days and forgot: What you want to do is to make a desktop shortcut correct? If so you might want to consider making what is known as a Shell Instance Object, Here's an overview of these: tml/shellinstobj.asp And here is an example that goes ahead and makes a shortcut to Notepad, and prompts you with a message when you try to remove it: since this is all done through the registry you should be able to handle it from rebol/view pro and higher I think (isn't there a registry dialect out there somewhere?)