Shortcuts to database objects and API32


Question


Hi All,

Here is a sample of shortcut file created by MS Access 97:

[Shortcut Properties]
AccessShortcutVersion=1
DatabaseName=Company.mde
ObjectName=fgetCompany
ObjectType=Form
Computer=MyComputer
DatabasePath=C:\MyDir\MyApp.mde
EnableRemote=0
CreationTime= 1bd0c569308f340
Icon=263

Attached you can find a function which generates such shortcut files for
given database object. (Hopefully if works).

The questions are:

- Where can I find specification of the structure of such shortcuts?
- Where can I find specification of .lnk shortcut files?
- Where can I find API32 declarations for functions used to create .lnk shortcuts, folders on destop, file
type associations etc...

My purpose is to write a set of VBA functions which create folders on desktop and put
shortcuts in it. I have ODE97 and InstallShield5 but I prefer (plan) to use MS Access 97 only to
setup my app's folder(s) and shortcuts.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer

None.

 

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