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Create windows .lnk

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Posted: 02/12/08 22:18:35

Trying to create a windows .lnk file, the typical way is to use IShellLink... but can;t find it under sys.win32 heres some c++ code i've used in the past...

void CreateShortcut(LPWSTR root, LPWSTR link)
	HRESULT hres;
	IShellLink *psl = NULL;
	IPersistFile *pPf = NULL;

	if (fileExists(link))

		hres = CoInitialize(NULL);
		hres = CoCreateInstance(CLSID_ShellLink, NULL, CLSCTX_INPROC_SERVER, IID_IShellLink, (LPVOID*)&psl);

			hres = psl->SetPath(root);
		}catch(int e){}
		hres = psl->QueryInterface(IID_IPersistFile, (LPVOID*)&pPf);
		hres = pPf->Save(link, TRUE);
	}catch(int e) {}


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Posted: 02/13/08 06:30:48

I know nothing about COM but I thought it would be educational to dig into it a bit.

It looks like Phobos has some COM bindings in std/c/windows/com.d.

Prototypes for CoCreateInstance? and the like are found there.

I don't see any equivalent in Tango at the moment, but of course Tangobos includes it, so you can use it from there.

I can't seem to find many COM usage examples, but maybe the COM client-server example in dmd/samples/d (of compiler installation dir) may be of help. In particular dclient.d is calling a simple COM interface that is set up in chello.d.

Posted: 02/13/08 07:37:17

Tango does indeed have fairly weak support for COM programming, but the DWin project at dsource should have most relevant bindings presented in a Tango compatible manner.

Posted: 02/14/08 01:28:25 -- Modified: 02/14/08 05:27:26 by

Bjoern on the NG recommended looking at this for D + COM info:

And John Reimer recommended the tango friendly: