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Date: 2007dec29
Platform: win32
Language: C

Q.  How do I programmatically move a file to the recycle bin?

A.  Here is a function that does just that.
(This is nice thing to do if a user of your program ever
requests that a file be deleted.)

// Delete by moving to reycle bin BOOL RecycleFile(LPCSTR szFileIn) { char szFile[MAX_PATH+2]; SHFILEOPSTRUCT op; lstrcpyn(szFile, szFileIn, sizeof(szFile)); szFile[lstrlen(szFile)+1] = '\0'; // Extra terminating NUL req'd ZeroMemory(&op, sizeof(op)); op.wFunc = FO_DELETE; op.pFrom = szFile; op.fFlags = FOF_ALLOWUNDO | FOF_NOCONFIRMATION | FOF_NOERRORUI | FOF_SILENT; // Options set for no user interaction return 0 == SHFileOperation(&op); }

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