WshUrlShortcut Object


Allows you to create a shortcut to an Internet resource programmatically.

Wsh URL shortcut Object graphic

The WshUrlShortcut object is a child object of the WshShell object — you must use the WshShell method CreateShortcut to create a WshUrlShortcut object (e.g., WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Shortcut Script.lnk")).

The following example demonstrates the creation of a URL shortcut to

   <job id="vbs">
      <script language="VBScript">
         set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
         set oUrlLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Microsoft Web Site.url")
         oUrlLink.TargetPath = ""

   <job id="js">
      <script language="JScript">
         var WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell");
         var oUrlLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop + "\\Microsoft Web Site.url");
         oUrlLink.TargetPath = "";