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VMware ThinApp 4.7 Essentials by Peter Björk

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Entry points and the data container

An entry point is the doorway into the virtual environment for the end users. An entry point specifies what will be launched within the virtual environment. Mostly an entry point points to an executable, for example, winword.exe. But an entry point doesn't have to point to an executable. You can point an entry point to whatever kind of file you want, as long as the file type has a file association made to it. Whatever is associated to the file type will be launched within the virtual environment. If no file type association exists, you will get the standard operating system dialog box, asking you which application to open the file with. The name of the entry point must use an .exe extension. When the user double-clicks ...

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