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Demonstration of how to send a file to the Windows Recycle Bin.

Module

' Structures
Private Type SHFILEOPSTRUCT
    hwnd As Long
    wFunc As Long
    pFrom As String
    pTo As String
    fFlags As Integer
    fAnyOperationsAborted As Long
    hNameMappings As Long
    lpszProgressTitle As Long
End Type

' API
Private Declare Function SHFileOperation Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "SHFileOperationA" (lpFileOp As SHFILEOPSTRUCT) As Long

' Contants
Private Const FO_DELETE = &H3
Private Const FOF_ALLOWUNDO = &H40
Private Const FOF_NOCONFIRMATION = &H10 ' Responds with "yes to all" for any dialog box that is displayed.
Private Const FOF_SILENT = &H4                    ' Does not display a progress dialog box.


Public Sub SendFileToRecycleBin(FileName As String, Optional Confirm As Boolean = True, Optional Silent As Boolean = False)
    Dim FileOp As SHFILEOPSTRUCT

    'fills the file operation structure
    With FileOp
        .wFunc = FO_DELETE
        .pFrom = FileName
        .fFlags = FOF_ALLOWUNDO
        If Not Confirm Then .fFlags = .fFlags + FOF_NOCONFIRMATION
        If Silent Then .fFlags = .fFlags + FOF_SILENT
    End With
    SHFileOperation FileOp
End Sub

Usage

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    SendFileToRecycleBin "C:\filename.ext", False
End Sub

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Posted: 2019-09-30
By: AndreaTincani
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This code originally appeared on AndreaVB.com, and has been republished here with the permission of Andrea Tincani.


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