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Deletion propmt for folders, and properties dialog for files/directorties

Posted on 2001-08-29
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Hi,
I want to delete a folder (not empty), is there any api that will call the default folder delete method(if any), not only this it should display the prompt for deltion to the recycle bin, as it shows for deleting files using "ShFileOperation".
Secondly i want to display the default windows property window for any file/folder. can anyone give me code for that.

Thanx in advance.

Hammad
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by:tomer_engel
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i'm sorry,i didint undarstand
i would love to help you but i didn't undarstand
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by:Slick812
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why don't you just use the ShFileOperation ? ? You may want too much in a single fuction, with the recycle bin and all of that. I'm not sure I understand it all.
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inthe earned 50 total points
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hi,
to display the default property sheet for a file or directory see:

http://www.delphifreestuff.com/cgi-bin/dfs_components2.cgi?itemprop

for the deleting of a directory with files can still use shfileoperation as it sounds like you have already have for files just pass the folder name as below:
(note this will send it to recycle bin and display the windows dialog asking if can delete)

uses
ShellApi;

procedure Deltree(folder : pchar);
var
  T:TSHFileOpStruct;
  X: Integer;
begin
    with T do
    begin
      Wnd:=0;
      wFunc:=FO_DELETE;
      pFrom:= folder;
      fFlags:= FOF_ALLOWUNDO or FOF_SILENT ;
     end;
    SHFileOperation(T);
end;


procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
Deltree('c:\testdir');
end;
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