IShellLinkDual2.Target property

Contains the link object's target.

This property is read-only.


Target = IShellLinkDual2.Target

Property value

An object expression that evaluates to the target's FolderItem object.


The following example uses Target to retrieve the target of a shortcut to Internet Explorer. Proper usage is shown for JScript, VBScript, and Visual Basic.


<script language="JScript">
    function fnIShellLinkDual2TargetJ()
        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 objTargetItem;
                    objTargetItem = objShellLink.Target;
                    if (objTargetItem != null)
                        // Add code here.


<script language="VBScript">
    function fnIShellLinkDual2TargetVB()
        dim objShell
        set objShell = CreateObject("shell.application")
        if (not objShell is nothing) then
            dim objFolder
            dim ssfPROGRAMS
            ssfPROGRAMS = 2
            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 objTargetItem
                            set objTargetItem = objShellLink.Target
                                if (not objTargetItem is nothing) then
                                    'Add code here.
                                end if
                            set objTargetItem = nothing
                        end if
                    set objShellLink = nothing
                end if
                set objFolderItem = nothing
            end if
            set objFolder = nothing
        end if
        set objShell = nothing
    end function

Visual Basic:

Private Sub fnIShellLinkDual2TargetVB()
    Dim objShell   As Shell
    Dim objFolder  As Folder
    Dim ssfPROGRAMS
    ssfPROGRAMS = 2
    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 objTargetItem As FolderItem
                    Set objTargetItem = objShellLink.Target
                        If (Not objTargetItem Is Nothing) Then
                            'Add code here
                        End If
                    Set objTargetItem = Nothing
                End If
            Set objShellLink = Nothing
        End If
        Set objFolderItem = Nothing
    End If
    Set objFolder = Nothing
    Set objShell = Nothing
End Sub


Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]






Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)

See also