How To: Run an AML from a desktop icon


Instructions provided illustrate how to create an ArcInfo Workstation desktop icon that runs an AML.


  1. Navigate to %ARCHOME%\Bin\arc.exe in Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click arc.exe and select Create shortcut.
  3. Right-click the new shortcut and select Rename.
  4. Drag and drop the new the shortcut to the desktop.
  5. Right-click the new icon and select Properties.
  6. Click the Shortcut tab.
  7. In the target window, append a double quoted command string using
    the &RUN AML directive to start the AML.

    %ARCHOME%\bin\arc.exe "&run c:\testdirectory\rightoff.aml"