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  • How do I have the Windows installer / setup in VS 2005 place an application icon on the desktop and start menu when the installer installs the application and support files.  Nothing in the property pages, and can't find documentation.
    Wednesday, October 18, 2006 8:24 PM

Answers

  • The File System view in a setup project shows User's Desktop. If you want a shortcut on it, right-click the exe (in your Application Folder in the File System view, probably), create shortcut, and drag&drop to User's Desktop. Same with Start menu after you've added some folders like Company Name, Product name.
    Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:59 PM

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  • Unfortunately that sort of operation at install time is not supported in ClickOnce.

    Later perhaps... but until then you are likely stuck with going without or making your own at runtime and that wouldn’t get removed when the app is uninstalled.

    In the mean time I'd suggest taking a look at this thread where this was discussed in length and maybe even stopping by the Visual Studio Connect page and telling them about your need/like for it.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2006 8:52 PM
  • The File System view in a setup project shows User's Desktop. If you want a shortcut on it, right-click the exe (in your Application Folder in the File System view, probably), create shortcut, and drag&drop to User's Desktop. Same with Start menu after you've added some folders like Company Name, Product name.
    Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:59 PM