How to delete a directory and send it to recycle bin

This code will help you know how we can send a directory to recycle bin on deletion.
namespace used for this is Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices which will be imported to your application using:

using Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices;

you may need to add reference to microsoft.visualbasic.dll to your project.

FileSystemProxy FileSystem = new Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.Computer().FileSystem;
FileSystem.DeleteDirectory(@"C:\myfolder", Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.UIOption.AllDialogs, Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.RecycleOption.SendToRecycleBin);

FileSystem = null;

In the function DeleteDirectory of FileSystem object you need to pass 3 arguments, 1st is the original path of the Directory and second is the Enum which Specifies which dialog boxes to show when copying, deleting, or moving files or directories.
3rd is also an enum which Specifies whether a file should be deleted permanently or placed in the Recycle Bin.if you want to delete it permanently use Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.RecycleOption.DeletePermanently in 3rd argument.


Author: Kapil Dhawan17 Jun 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Nice piece of code
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
I hope to see more good code from your side
This code is going to help lots of guys.
Ton Thanks to you

Author: vilas fulzele30 Jul 2008 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

Very good code.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.


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