ShellLinkObject.Hotkey property

Gets or sets the keyboard shortcut for the link.

This property is read/write.

Syntax


iHotkey = ShellLinkObject.Hotkey
ShellLinkObject.Hotkey(iHotkey) = iHotkey


Property value

the link's keyboard shortcut. The virtual keyboard shortcut is in the low-order byte, and the modifier flags are in the high-order byte. The modifier flags can be a combination of the following values.

(1)

SHIFT key

(2)

CTRL key

(4)

ALT key

(8)

Extended key

Examples

The following example shows the proper usage of this property in JScript, VBScript, and Visual Basic.

JScript:


<script language="JScript">
    function fnShellShellLinkObjectHotkeyJ()
    {
        var objShell = new ActiveXObject("shell.application");
        var objFolder;
        var ssfPROGRAMS = 2;
        
        objFolder = objShell.NameSpace(ssfPROGRAMS);
        if (objFolder != null)
        {
            var objFolderItem;
            
            objFolderItem = objFolder.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk");
            if (objFolderItem != null)
            {
                var objShellLink;
                
                objShellLink = objFolderItem.GetLink;
                if (objShellLink != null)
                {
                    var nHotkey;
                    
                    // Get the keyboard shortcut for the ShellLinkObject.
                    nHotkey = objShellLink.Hotkey;
                    alert(nHotkey);
                    
                    // Set the keyboard shortcut for the ShellLinkObject.
                    objShellLink.Hotkey = 4;
                }
            }
        }
    }
</script>


VBScript:


<script language="VBScript">
     function fnShellLinkObjectHotkeyVB()
        dim objShell
        dim objFolder
        dim ssfPROGRAMS
        
        ssfPROGRAMS = 2
        set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
        set objFolder = objShell.NameSpace(ssfPROGRAMS)
            if (not objFolder is nothing) then
                dim objFolderItem
                
                set objFolderItem = objFolder.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk")
                    if (not objFolderItem is nothing) then
                        dim objShellLink
                        
                        set objShellLink = objFolderItem.GetLink
                            if (not objShellLink is nothing) then
                                dim nHotkey
                                
                                'Get the keyboard shortcut for the ShellLinkObject.
                                nHotkey = objShellLink.Hotkey
                                alert(nHotkey)
                                
                                'Set the keyboard shortcut for the ShellLinkObject.
                                objShellLink.Hotkey = 4
                            end if
                        set objShellLink = nothing
                    end if
                set objFolderItem = nothing
            end if
        set objFolder = nothing
        set objShell = nothing
    end function

 </script>


Visual Basic:


Private Sub fnShellLinkObjectHotkeyVB()
    Dim objShell  As Shell
    Dim objFolder As Folder
    
    Set objShell = New Shell
    Set objFolder = objShell.NameSpace(ssfPROGRAMS)
        If (Not objFolder Is Nothing) Then
            Dim objFolderItem As FolderItem
            
            Set objFolderItem = objFolder.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk")
                If (Not objFolderItem Is Nothing) Then
                    Dim objShellLink As ShellLinkObject
                    
                    Set objShellLink = objFolderItem.GetLink
                        If (Not objShellLink Is Nothing) Then
                            Dim nHotkey As Integer
                            
                            'Get the keyboard shortcut for the ShellLinkObject.
                            nHotkey = objShellLink.Hotkey
                            Debug.Print nHotkey
                            
                            'Set the keyboard shortcut for the ShellLinkObject.
                            objShellLink.Hotkey = 4
                        End If
                    Set objShellLink = Nothing
                End If
            Set objFolderItem = Nothing
        End If
    Set objFolder = Nothing
    Set objShell = Nothing
End Sub


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional with SP3 [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Shldisp.h

IDL

Shldisp.idl

DLL

Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)

 

 

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