Shortcuts Page (Installer Properties Dialog Box)

LabVIEW 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Requires: Application Builder or Professional System (Windows)

Use this page of the Installer Properties dialog box to create and configure shortcuts for the installer. You can create multiple shortcuts for the same file. You must add files to the installer build specification before you can create shortcuts for the files.

This page includes the following components:

  • Shortcuts—Lists the names of the Windows shortcuts the installer creates. Click a name in the list to display and edit shortcut information. Click the buttons under the Shortcuts listbox to add and remove shortcuts from the list.
  • Add Shortcut—Click the button to display the Select Target File dialog box, which you can use to select a file included in the installer for which you want a shortcut.
  • Remove Shortcut—Click the button to remove a selected shortcut from the Shortcuts listbox.
  • Name—Specifies the name of the shortcut selected in the Shortcuts listbox. If you edit the name, the new name appears in the Shortcuts listbox.
  • Target file—Specifies the file to which the shortcut points.
    • shortcutBrowseTarget—Displays the Select Target File dialog box, which you can use to select a different file for the shortcut.
  • Directory—Specifies the Windows directory where the installer installs the shortcut. To select the following options, refer to the Microsoft Developer Network website at for more information about the corresponding Microsoft Installer (MSI) properties:
    • [All Users Desktop]—Installs the shortcut in the Windows desktop folder.
    • [Program Menu]—(Default) Installs the shortcut in the Start»All Programs menu.
    • [Send To]—Installs the shortcut in the Send To menu.
    • [Start Menu]—Installs the shortcut in the Start menu.
    • [Startup]—Installs the shortcut in the Windows startup folder.
  • Subdirectory—Specifies a subdirectory for the directory specified in Directory. Specify multiple subdirectories by delimiting subdirectory names with a backslash, such as Subfolder1\Subfolder2.

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