Thanks for the info sViz.
I think Zubaz is right about my needing a custom installer.
The project this is all part of involves installing applications on a user's PC. This is done through a windows service that downloads applications from a web service. The applications are installed silently.
Currently I download and run widget executable through the windows service. I've hit a snag in that the windows service runs under LOCAL SYSTEM so as the logged in user you don't get to see the widget. So I think I'll have to create an installer to put a shortcut to my widget in the All Users Startup Folder.
I also have another question about Object Bar which may not be appropriate to ask here.
Is it possible to install the ObjectBar runtime silently without having to enter the licence key?
Originally my widget ran in the ObjectBar. I exported my ObjectBar theme with the widget as an exe, butyou have install the ObjectBar runtime on each target PC. The installation requires a licence key to be entered.. so it wont' silently install.
We're not going with ObjectBar, but I have to explain why and I just want to make sure my reason is valid, ie. it requires a registered version of ObjectBar to be installed on each destination PC and the installation cannot be silent because the licence key has to be entered.