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ShellLinkObject.Description property

Gets or sets the description of the link.

This property is read/write.

Syntax


strDescription = ShellLinkObject.Description
ShellLinkObject.Description(sDescription) = strDescription


Property value

the link's description.

Examples

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

JScript:


<script language="JScript">
    function fnShellShellLinkObjectDescriptionJ()
    {
        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 szDescription;
                    
                    // Get the description for the ShellLinkObject.
                    szDescription = objShellLink.Description;
                    alert(szDescription);
                    
                    // Set the description for the ShellLinkObject.
                    objShellLink.Description = "Test"
                }
            }
        }
    }
</script>


VBScript:


<script language="VBScript">
    function fnShellLinkObjectDescriptionVB()
        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 szDescription
                                
                                'Get the description for the ShellLinkObject.
                                szDescription = objShellLink.Description
                                alert(szDescription)
                                
                                'Set the description for the ShellLinkObject.
                                objShellLink.Description = "Test"
                            end if
                        set objShellLink = nothing
                    end if
                set objFolderItem = nothing
            end if
        set objFolder = nothing
        set objShell = nothing
    end function
 </script>


Visual Basic:


rivate Sub fnShellLinkObjectDescriptionVB()
    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 szDescription As String
                            
                            'Get the description for the ShellLinkObject.
                            szDescription = objShellLink.Description
                            Debug.Print szDescription
                            
                            'Set the description for the ShellLinkObject.
                            objShellLink.Description = "Test"
                        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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