FolderItem.GetLink property

Contains the item's ShellLinkObject object, if the item is a shortcut.

This property is read-only.

Syntax


objGetLink = FolderItem.GetLink


Property value

A variable of type IDispatch that receives the ShellLinkObject object.

Examples

The following example uses GetLink to retrieve the ShellLinkObject object for a shortcut to Internet Explorer. Proper usage is shown for JScript, VBScript, and Visual Basic.

JScript:


<script language="JScript">
    function fnGetLinkJ()
    {
        var objShell = new ActiveXObject("shell.application");
        var objFolder2;
        var ssfPROGRAMS = 2;
        
        objFolder2 = objShell.NameSpace(ssfPROGRAMS);
        if (objFolder2 != null)
        {
            var objFolderItem;
            
            objFolderItem = objFolder2.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk");
            if (objFolderItem != null)
            {
                var objLink;
                
                objLink = objFolderItem.GetLink;
                if (objLink != null)
                {
                    // Add code here
                }
            }
        }
    }
</script>


VBScript:


<script language="VBScript">
    function fnGetLinkVB()
        dim objShell
        dim bReturn

        set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
        if (not objShell is nothing) then
            dim objFolder2
            dim ssfPROGRAMS
                
            ssfPROGRAMS = 2
            set objFolder2 = objShell.NameSpace(ssfPROGRAMS)
            if (not objFolder2 is nothing) then
                dim objFolderItem
                        
                set objFolderItem = objFolder2.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk")
                if (not objFolderItem is nothing) then
                    dim objLink
                                
                    set objLink = objFolderItem.GetLink
                    if (not objLink is nothing) then
                        'Add code here          
                    end if
                    set objLink = nothing
                end if
                set objFolderItem = nothing
            end if
            set objFolder2 = nothing
        end if
        set objShell = nothing
    end function
</script>


Visual Basic:


Private Sub fnGetLinkVB()
    Dim objShell   As Shell
    Dim objFolder2 As Folder2
    Dim ssfPROGRAMS As Long
    
    ssfPROGRAMS = 2
    Set objShell = New Shell
    Set objFolder2 = objShell.NameSpace(ssfPROGRAMS)
        If (Not objFolder2 Is Nothing) Then
            Dim objFolderItem As FolderItem
            
            Set objFolderItem = objFolder2.ParseName("Internet Explorer.lnk")
                If (Not objFolderItem Is Nothing) Then
                    Dim objLink As ShellLinkObject
                    
                    Set objLink = objFolderItem.GetLink
                        If (Not objLink Is Nothing) Then
                            'Add code here
                        Else
                            'Folder object returned nothing
                        End If
                    Set objLink = Nothing
                Else
                    'FolderItem object returned nothing.
                End If
            Set objFolderItem = Nothing
        Else
            'Folder object returned nothing.
        End If
    Set objFolder2 = Nothing
    Set objShell = Nothing
End Sub


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Shldisp.h

IDL

Shldisp.idl

DLL

Shell32.dll (version 4.71 or later)

See also

FolderItem
IsLink

 

 

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