ShellLinkObject.ShowCommand property

Gets or sets the initial display state (sized, minimized, or maximized) of the link's command.

This property is read/write.

Syntax


iShowCommand = ShellLinkObject.ShowCommand
ShellLinkObject.ShowCommand(intShowCommand) = iShowCommand


Property value

the link's display state. This can be one of the following values:

(1)

Activates and displays a window. If the window is minimized or maximized, the system restores it to its original size and position.

(2)

Activates the window and displays it as a minimized window.

(3)

Activates the window and displays it as a maximized window.

Examples

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

JScript:


<script language="JScript">
    function fnShellShellLinkObjectShowCommandJ()
    {
        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 nShow;
                    
                    // Get the ShowCommand for the ShellLinkObject.
                    nShow = objShellLink.ShowCommand;
                    alert(nShow);
                    
                    // Set the ShowCommand for the ShellLinkObject.
                    objShellLink.ShowCommand = 1
                }
            }
        }
    }
</script>


VBScript:


<script language="VBScript">
    function fnShellLinkObjectShowCommandVB()
        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 nShow
                                
                                'Get the ShowCommand for the ShellLinkObject.
                                nShow = objShellLink.ShowCommand
                                alert(nShow)
                                
                                'Set the ShowCommand for the ShellLinkObject.
                                objShellLink.ShowCommand = 1
                            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 fnShellLinkObjectShowCommandVB()
    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 nShow As Integer
                            
                            'Get the ShowCommand for the ShellLinkObject.
                            nShow = objShellLink.ShowCommand
                            Debug.Print nShow
                            
                            'Set the ShowCommand for the ShellLinkObject.
                            objShellLink.ShowCommand = 1
                        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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