WorkingDirectory Property (Windows Script Host)

 

Assign a working directory to a shortcut, or identifies the working directory used by a shortcut.

object.WorkingDirectory = strWorkingDirectory

object

WshShortcut object.

strWorkingDirectory

String. Directory in which the shortcut starts.

String.

Legacy Code Example

The following example demonstrates the use of the WorkingDirectory property:

<package>
   <job id="vbs">
      <script language="VBScript">
         set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
         strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
         set oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Shortcut Script.lnk")
         oShellLink.TargetPath = WScript.ScriptFullName
         oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1
         oShellLink.Hotkey = "Ctrl+Alt+e"
         oShellLink.IconLocation = "notepad.exe, 0"
         oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut Script"
         oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop
         oShellLink.Save
         set oUrlLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop & "\Microsoft Web Site.url")
         oUrlLink.TargetPath = "http://www.microsoft.com"
         oUrlLink.Save
      </script>
   </job>

   <job id="js">
      <script language="JScript">
         var WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell");
         strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop");
         var oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop + "\\Shortcut Script.lnk");
         oShellLink.TargetPath = WScript.ScriptFullName;
         oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1;
         oShellLink.Hotkey = "Ctrl+Alt+e";
         oShellLink.IconLocation = "notepad.exe, 0";
         oShellLink.Description = "Shortcut Script";
         oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop;
         oShellLink.Save();
         var oUrlLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop + "\\Microsoft Web Site.url");
         oUrlLink.TargetPath = "http://www.microsoft.com";
         oUrlLink.Save();
      </script>
   </job>
</package>
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