View Full Version : Using a custom image for a desktop shortcut

Johnny Thunder
10-29-2013, 12:44 PM
I have been looking through a few threads and can't seem to find a solution. I have a sample installer that installs C:\Sample\image.ico and C:\Sample\test.exe. On the project assistant screen I set InstallShield 2013 professional to create a desktop shortcut for test.exe. What I am trying to do is have image.ico as my desktop shortcut icon. On the installation designer screen I tried pointing the icon path to [INSTALLDIR]image.ico, but the browse option forces me to hardcode a path on my pc. Can anyone help me or offer a different way of accomplishing my goal?

10-29-2013, 01:36 PM
Go ahead and use the path to the icon on your local PC. The icon will be consumed in the setup and it will work as you want.