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OnErr0r 03-13-2004 06:45 PM

Create Shortcuts with the IShellLinkA Interface
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This example contains a class wrapper which will allow you to easily create shortcuts. I originally attempted to use my IShellLink type library from vb6, but due to marshalling problems with LPSTRs, it was not useful. In creating this example I came across a bug in VB (by design they say) which will not allow it to create COM CoClasses as C# can, by using the ComImport Attribute. Make sure to complain to MS about this.

Enjoy! :)

OnErr0r 08-03-2004 09:14 AM

I accidentally omitted marshalling for one of the IShellLinkA methods:

This line:
Sub GetWorkingDirectory(ByVal pszDir As StringBuilder, ByVal cch As Integer)

should actually be:
Sub GetWorkingDirectory(<Out(), MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPStr)> ByVal pszDir As StringBuilder, ByVal cch As Integer)

Thanks to forum user name: nighty for pointing that out.

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