1. Olaf Brungot
  2. PowerServer 2020 or older (Obsolete)
  3. Wednesday, 26 January 2022 06:51 AM UTC

Is it possible to add more program shortcuts using the PowerClient Project?

I would like to add a custom shortcut to both Desktop and Start Menu, in addition to the main application shortcut.

Using these settings, it will add a default program shortcut and an uninstall shortcut.


The content after installation at ..AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Testprogram:
testprogram (default program shortcut)
Uninstall (default uninstall shortcut)

In addition I would like to add another program shortcut with an addition startup command.

...\testprogram.exe -C

Can that easily be solved using the PowerClient project or does it have to be resolved using a different approach (PowerShell, custom setup/msi)?


Armeen Mazda @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Wednesday, 26 January 2022 15:30 PM UTC
  2. PowerServer 2020 or older (Obsolete)
  3. # 1

Maybe you could write some batch commands in the preload event on this screen to create the additional shortcut?

  1. Olaf Brungot
  2. Thursday, 27 January 2022 06:42 AM UTC
Yes, that's the option I'm going for unless there is something *included* in PowerClient, which doesn't seem to be the case. It would however be a great feature addition.
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  1. Olaf Brungot
  2. Friday, 28 January 2022 12:52 PM UTC
Using the preload event is troublesome as the files and folders are not yet created on a new install. A bit surprising that there are no postload event in PowerClient.
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  1. Armeen Mazda @Appeon
  2. Friday, 28 January 2022 15:30 PM UTC
You can always start the app through URL (even after it is installed) instead of using the shortcuts that PowerClient creates. By using URL, you can have two different URLs one with parameter and one without. For example, https://www.mycompany.com/myapp/?arg=1
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