Moving files into the Recycle Bin
This tip demonstrates how to use move files into the Recycle bin. When a file is
deleted in Windows, it is not erased from the disk. Instead, it is moved into the
Recycle bin, and can be restored easily.
Copy this code into the declarations section of your project.
hwnd As Long
wFunc As Long
pFrom As String
pTo As String
fFlags As Integer
fAnyOperationsAborted As Long
hNameMappings As Long
lpszProgressTitle As Long
Public Declare Function SHFileOperation Lib _
"shell32.dll" Alias "SHFileOperationA" (lpFileOp _
As SHFILEOPSTRUCT) As Long
Public Const FO_DELETE = &H3
Public Const FOF_ALLOWUNDO = &H40
Dim SHop As SHFILEOPSTRUCT
Dim strFile as string
.wFunc = FO_DELETE
.pFrom = strFile
.fFlags = FOF_ALLOWUNDO
Where strFile is the full path to the file you wish to move to the recycle bin.