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Create URL Shortcuts

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Just for creating shortcuts without having to right click the desktop (or other folder) and go through that process. Similar To FileCreateShortcut()

;
Func _URLCreateShortcut($sUrl, $sName, $sFldr = @DesktopDir) 
     $sFldr = StringRegExpReplace($sFldr, "\\+\z", "") & "\" 
     If NOT FileExists($sFldr) Then Return SetError(1) 
     $sName = StringReplace($sName, ".url", "") & ".url" 
     Local $Ini = $sFldr & $sName, $iSec = "InternetShortcut" 
     $sUrl = StringRegExpReplace($sUrl, "^.*?:/+", "") 
     IniWrite($Ini, $iSec, "URL", $sURL) 
     IniWrite($Ini, $iSec, "IDList", "") 
     IniWrite($Ini, $iSec, "IconFile", "") 
     IniWrite($Ini, $iSec, "IconIndex", "") 
EndFunc
;

Call it this way.

;
_URLCreateShortcut("www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?act=idx", "AutoIt Forums")
;

Notes:

(1) You do not have to include the http:// but you can if you want.

(2) If the site uses a favicon.ico file then it may or may not appear when the shortcut is created. Sometimes it will not appear until after the shortcut has been used once.

EDIT: I should have added that this has only been tested on IE.

EDIT 2: Thanks to Saunders suggestion I have modified the way $sURL is handled. There were several situations wher the old version would have failed. For example ftp links or links to https://

EDIT 3: Thanks to Smoke_N it's now using RegEx. As a side note, "DO NOT" comment out the blank ini fields. They are there for a reason.

Have fun.

Edited by GEOSoft

George

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Nice Piece of code to have lying around.. Thanks George..

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Hmm, it's not very likely, but this line could cause problems:

$sUrl = "http://" & StringReplace($sUrl, "http://","")

If you want to create a shortcut to a page that has a query string that has http in it. Like: "http://mywebpage.com/somescript.php?url=http://anothersite.com"

By all rights, that part should be URL encoded and so wouldn't look like "http://" (should actually look like "http%3A//"), but I could see someone goofing it up. Perhaps use a regular expression to ensure the http is at the beginning of the string?

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Hmm, it's not very likely, but this line could cause problems:

$sUrl = "http://" & StringReplace($sUrl, "http://","")

If you want to create a shortcut to a page that has a query string that has http in it. Like: "http://mywebpage.com/somescript.php?url=http://anothersite.com"

By all rights, that part should be URL encoded and so wouldn't look like "http://" (should actually look like "http%3A//"), but I could see someone goofing it up. Perhaps use a regular expression to ensure the http is at the beginning of the string?

Actually now that you bring it up, it might cause an issue. I can fix that easy enough by doing a check first.

Thanks.


George

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Be sure to read and follow the forum rules. -AKA the AutoIt Reading and Comprehension Skills test.***

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