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VSTO DEPLOYMENT: How To Create a Shortcut To my Excel Solution? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there!

    Using MSI to deploy Excel (Workbook solution), is there a way to create a desktop shortcut to workbook file?

    Best regareds,


    Ciro

    Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:25 PM

Answers

  • yes, in msi project create shortcut to file and move it to desktop folder.
    • Proposed as answer by Quist ZhangModerator Monday, January 7, 2013 9:12 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Oric.CQ Monday, January 7, 2013 5:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Oric.CQ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:40 AM
    Sunday, January 6, 2013 9:12 AM
  • then compare those 2 shortcuts and find out what's the difference between them (starting folder, etc,)
    • Marked as answer by Oric.CQ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:40 AM
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5:21 AM

All replies

  • yes, in msi project create shortcut to file and move it to desktop folder.
    • Proposed as answer by Quist ZhangModerator Monday, January 7, 2013 9:12 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Oric.CQ Monday, January 7, 2013 5:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Oric.CQ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:40 AM
    Sunday, January 6, 2013 9:12 AM
  • Hi, DamianD! Thanks to reply!

    Working with MSI, If I create a shortcut to Primary Output, the shortcut that I'll get is to myExcelFile.dll and not to myExcelFile.xls.

    I can't find a way to create a shortcut to myExcelFile.xls. Any suggestion?

    Best regards,


    Ciro

    Monday, January 7, 2013 6:02 PM
  • add by hand to application folder xlsx file and create shortcut for it. You will get warnings when building msi about duplicate file but you can ignore it.
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 7:00 AM
  • Hi, DamianD!

    I tried your suggestion, but when I click the desktop shortcut, myExcelFile open without any Ribbon customization.

    Any suggestion?

    Best regards,


    Ciro

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 9:07 AM
  • and if you open your excel file from installation folder, everything works?
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:25 AM
  • and if you open your excel file from installation folder, everything works?

    Yes, if I open the Excel file from the installation folder it works nice.

    Best regards


    Ciro

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:40 PM
  • if you create shortcut to excel file by hand and place it on desktop - does it work?
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:40 PM
  • if you create shortcut to excel file by hand and place it on desktop - does it work?

    Yes!

    Best regards,


    Ciro

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:29 PM
  • then compare those 2 shortcuts and find out what's the difference between them (starting folder, etc,)
    • Marked as answer by Oric.CQ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:40 AM
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5:21 AM
  • then compare those 2 shortcuts and find out what's the difference between them (starting folder, etc,)

    Hi, DamianD.

    Problem solved. Thanks for your help.

    Best regards,


    Ciro

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:41 AM