IEmptyVolumeCache::Purge method (emptyvc.h)

Notifies the handler to start deleting its unneeded files.

Syntax

HRESULT Purge(
  [in] DWORDLONG                 dwlSpaceToFree,
  [in] IEmptyVolumeCacheCallBack *picb
);

Parameters

[in] dwlSpaceToFree

Type: DWORDLONG

The amount of disk space that the handler should free. If this parameter is set to -1, the handler should delete all its files.

[in] picb

Type: IEmptyVolumeCacheCallback*

A pointer to the disk cleanup manager's IEmptyVolumeCacheCallBack interface. This pointer can be used to call the interface's PurgeProgress method to report on the progress of the operation.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

This method can return one of these values.

Return code Description
S_OK
Success.
E_ABORT
The operation was ended prematurely. This value is usually returned when PurgeProgress returns E_ABORT. This typically happens when the user cancels the operation by clicking the disk cleanup manager's Cancel button.

Remarks

For Windows 98, the dwSpaceToFree parameter is always set to the value specified by the handler when IEmptyVolumeCache::GetSpaceUsed was called.

In general, handlers should be kept simple and delete all of their files when this function is called. If there are significant performance advantages to only deleting a portion of the files, the handler should implement the ShowProperties method. When called, this method displays a UI that allows the user to select the files to be deleted.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header emptyvc.h
DLL Shell32.dll (version 5.0 or later)