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It's just a shortcut placed in a specific folder. Buddy API is capable
of this, but so are a lot of (free) installer makers if you're looking
to create an installer.
> I'm just wondering if anybody can point me in the direction on how to
> setup adding a Start Menu icon within Windows XP - something which
> sits in the Start / Programs menu and what lingo would be required.
> I'm unsure if Buddy API would do this or whether I would have to opt
> to using something like Install Shield? Although, I've just been
> looking at the prices for Install Shield and a bit out of my budget.
Inno Setup is free and works well if you'd like the end-user to see a
Otherwise you could use BuddyAPI to create a shortcut (baMakeShortcutEx) in
the location returned by baSysFolder("2").
Other special folders enumeration:
Thanks Sean and Andrew for the information.