I have never seen it except for on some very aggressive sites a few years ago that put an icon in the startmenu without prompting <Tsk!>
I had suggested that to my associate - and as my associate pointed out this does not ensure the icon is visible ouitside if IE.
Let me expalin whay we need this -
The Code will be used as part of an HTML page in a CDROM we are compiling for new users of the website/intranet and local network applications. It will be used to link the webpages and applications available through the network to a users desktop. We thought if you could apply this users could pick and choose a number of icons to add to the desktop from selection within a webpage.
You are going to need to write a program to do this. If it is a windows machine then a small VB app should be pretty straight foward. You just need to create a shortcut and add it to the desktop folder.