Copy/Move folder

Posted on 2003-03-07
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I'm fairly new to C++, converting from VB.  In VB I've used the Shell Object to move, copy and delete folders.  I've done some searching on the site, and have come across this sample code listed below.  Being a newbie, I cannot get my app to compile, I get the following error:  'SHFILEOPSTRUCT' : undeclared identifier

I must be missing a header or lib.  Anyone?

int CopyFolder(LPCTSTR lpExistingFolderName, LPCTSTR lpNewFolderName)

     ZeroMemory ( &sfo, sizeof ( SHFILEOPSTRUCT));

     sfo.pFrom = lpExistingFolderName;
     sfo.pTo = lpNewFolderName;

     int i = SHFileOperation ( &sfo);
        return i;
Question by:BWarmuskerken
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Kocil earned 600 total points
ID: 8093024
#include <shellapi.h>

Expert Comment

ID: 8093086
i know this wasnt my question, but this is something i was wondering about myself, i tried that code and it compiled and linked with no warnings or errors, but it doesnt seem to do anything

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <windows.h>
#include <shellapi.h>
#include <iostream>

int CopyFolder(LPCTSTR lpExistingFolderName, LPCTSTR lpNewFolderName);

using namespace std;

void main()
     cout << "Copying Folder." << endl;

int CopyFolder(LPCTSTR lpExistingFolderName, LPCTSTR lpNewFolderName)

    ZeroMemory (&sfo,sizeof(SHFILEOPSTRUCT));


     int i=SHFileOperation(&sfo);

     return i;

"School" is an existing folder in the directory that the program is run in, and Bah is a folder that does not exist.

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