Setting Shell Properties for a Shortcut

InstallShield 2016

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InstallShield lets you specify one or more shortcut properties that you want the Windows Shell to set at installation run time. For example, InstallShield has built-in support for enabling you to set Shell properties that control the following behavior:

Suppressing Initial Pinning of a Shortcut to the Windows 8 Start Screen
Specifying Whether End Users Should Be Able to Pin a Shortcut to the Taskbar or Start Menu
Preventing a Shortcut on the Start Menu from Being Highlighted as Newly Installed

InstallShield also lets you set additional properties that the Windows Shell supports. To learn more, see Setting Custom Shell Properties.

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