Create an Internet shortcut

Create an Internet shortcut

Unlike regular LNK shortcut, which contain data in binary file, Internet shortcut files are just text files in this format:


Thus it is simple to programmatically create an Internet shortcut that, when double-clicked, will load the default browser and have it point to the specified URL. Here is a reusable routine that does it all:

' Create an internet shortcut'' when double-clicked, this shortcut will' load the default browser and point it to' the specified URL pageSub CreateInternetShortcut(ByVal FileName As String, ByVal URL As String)    Dim fnum As Integer        ' an Internet shortcut is just a two-line text file    fnum = FreeFile    Open FileName For Output As #fnum    Print #fnum, "[InternetShortcut]"    Print #fnum, "URL=" & URL    Close #fnumEnd Sub

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