Use the Recycle Bin
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Demonstration of how to send a file to the Windows Recycle Bin.
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
Private Declare Function SHFileOperation Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "SHFileOperationA" (lpFileOp As SHFILEOPSTRUCT) As Long
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
.wFunc = FO_DELETE
.pFrom = FileName
.fFlags = FOF_ALLOWUNDO
If Not Confirm Then .fFlags = .fFlags + FOF_NOCONFIRMATION
If Silent Then .fFlags = .fFlags + FOF_SILENT
Private Sub Command1_Click()
SendFileToRecycleBin "C:\filename.ext", False
This code originally appeared on AndreaVB.com, and has been republished here with the permission of Andrea Tincani.
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