[fpc-pascal]Links in Windows

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Oct 17 08:57:14 CEST 2001

> On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 05:49:30AM +0200, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > > how can i create Links in Windows?
> > 
> > Easiest way is via M$'s shortcut.exe. 
> Errm, pitty.
> Is it freeware? :*)

It is in the resourcekits. Don't know if those are free.
> > IIRC the Jedi JCL has a real routine for that.
> Is that already available for FreePascal?

Yes/No.   No it isn't in its entirity, but large parts compile with some

> > > Is it possible to put icons into fpc programs?
> > windres.exe, it is in the manual somewhere IRC. Just grep the HTML files for
> > ICON or so :)
> Okay, now I found that in the programmers guide, chapter 12.
> I experimented with it, but I couldn't get it going first.
> Then I found the solution: 
> It just works when you set {$APPTYPE GUI}
> This has only one litlle disadvantage: 
> my program doesn't run anymore, but who cares. :-\
> Okay, I forget it.

Hmm..... That seems to be a common limitation. If I look in my win2000 windows
directory, the console programs don't have icons too.

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