Drop Saved Files onto Shortcut Icon
My question involves the desktop shortcut placed there by the installshield package. It doesn't have the same properties as a typical shortcut:
When checking the properties of the shortcut the Target Location field is blank and the start in field is blank. The target field is the only one that has any information that links to my program. It contains the name of my program executable with the .exe extension.
If I manually create a shortcut to my .exe file and place it on the desktop then I can drag and drop one of my saved files on the program shortcut and everything opens and behaves correctly. But if I drag my saved file onto the shortcut that installshield creates nothing happens. This is the main problem that I am trying to fix. Sorry if this isn't very clear. Please ask for any clarification required. Thanks a lot for your help.
I had the same problem. Solution:
-Delete existing shortcuts from installshield.
- Create new shortcut, but make sure it's a "New Shortcut to Existing File"
- In the Browse for Shortcut Target dialog box, navigate to the [INSTALL] folder and manually enter the application filename (myApp.exe).
Now when you build the installer and run it, the shortcut properties will be like what you are looking for and drag and drop will work.