Putting in Rcyc bin

Posted on 2005-05-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-05
I have a program that puts files in the recyc bin, but if the file is in use it displays a system error saying access denied.  It does this even when I put Try... Except around it.  How can I get this to just bypass the file without a message display from the system?  (I'm using D5)

  with FileOpStruc do
    Wnd := 0;
    wFunc := FO_DELETE;
    pFrom := Pchar(s + #0 + #0);
    fFlags := FOF_ALLOWUNDO;
Question by:jexd99
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Slick812 earned 500 total points
ID: 14003946
hello  jexd99, , the  API function   SHFileOperation(  )  does not seem to throgh an exception, this is a System function not a Delphi fuction, (so you get a system error message, not an exception message), so I do not think that the try  and   except  block will do anything at all for this. . . You should try and add the flags -




and see if that might help, but sometimes the system will show an "Error" message, even with those flags, depending on the error

Author Comment

ID: 14004242
Thanks, I did experiment with those flags already (I thought nonconfirmation would work, but it doesn't).  I could check to see if the file is in use first, but I would rather just check it at the time of deleting as there has to be a way to handle this.

Author Comment

ID: 14004420
Consider it good, it now works :)  I made so many changes that I'm not sure exactly which one caused it to work, but one of the changes was the combo of all 3 you listed above, so I think that might have been the main piece for this!

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