[fpc-pascal]Links in Windows

Sebastian G√ľnther sguenther at gmx.de
Mon Oct 15 20:33:20 CEST 2001

"Andreas K. Foerster" wrote:
> Hello,
> how can i create Links in Windows?

you have to use the shell object library for this (shlobj unit in
Delphi, but it seems that FPC doesn't have a translation of the
according Platform SDK header file,s shlobj.h, yet?)
This involves interfaces (IShellLink etc.), so you would have to use FPC

> And more special: how can i create enties in the Windows start-menu?

Get the path (or pathes) to the 'Start menu' directory using
SHGetSpecialFolderLocation or SHGetSpecialFolderPath (both functions are
part of shlobj as well) and create the appropiate file links in them.

- Sebastian

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