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How to delete files in Delphi ?

Posted on 1998-07-29
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Hi experts,

How can I delete a file in Delphi 3.0?

In Visual Basic, I would try it like this

Kill(filename).

How can this be done in Delphi language?

Yours sincerely

Christian
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The following code erases the file DELETE.ME in the current directory:

DeleteFile('DELETE.ME');

(from delphi help)
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by:viktornet
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If you want in a different directory same thing as above but add the path to the file like thid...
DeleteFile('C:\windows\desktop\vik.txt');
that's only for deleting one file at a time..if you need to delete a whole directory then you need to use the TSHFileOpStruct that is declared in the ShellAPI...

Regards,
Viktor Ivanov
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by:mathes
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Thank you for your help and comments. Yes,the answer is indeed the help file of delphi. For a Delphi novice like me it is difficult to get a complete overview
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