SHEmptyRecycleBinA function

Empties the Recycle Bin on the specified drive.

Syntax

SHSTDAPI SHEmptyRecycleBinA(
  HWND   hwnd,
  LPCSTR pszRootPath,
  DWORD  dwFlags
);

Parameters

hwnd

Type: HWND

A handle to the parent window of any dialog boxes that might be displayed during the operation. This parameter can be NULL.

pszRootPath

Type: LPCTSTR

The address of a null-terminated string of maximum length MAX_PATH that contains the path of the root drive on which the Recycle Bin is located. This parameter can contain the address of a string formatted with the drive, folder, and subfolder names, for example c:\windows\system. It can also contain an empty string or NULL. If this value is an empty string or NULL, all Recycle Bins on all drives will be emptied.

dwFlags

Type: DWORD

One or more of the following values.

SHERB_NOCONFIRMATION

No dialog box confirming the deletion of the objects will be displayed.

SHERB_NOPROGRESSUI

No dialog box indicating the progress will be displayed.

SHERB_NOSOUND

No sound will be played when the operation is complete.

Return value

Type: HRESULT

If this function succeeds, it returns S_OK. Otherwise, it returns an HRESULT error code.

Remarks

Note

The shellapi.h header defines SHEmptyRecycleBin as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shellapi.h
Library Shell32.lib
DLL Shell32.dll (version 4.71 or later)

See also

SHQueryRecycleBin