How to copy, move or delete files windows like? The answer is simple: Let the shell do it for you! With the following function it’s an easy job!
Remember to add the unit ShellAPI to your uses-Section. Please read the section about SHFileOperation in the Delphi Online Help for possible values of the parameters op and flags. Some examples of using the procedure:
Send a file to the trashcan
Move a file to another directory
Copy a file to another directory
procedure FileOperation (const source, dest: string; op, flags: Integer); var shf: TSHFileOpStruct; s1, s2: string; begin FillChar (shf, SizeOf (shf), #0); s1:= source + #0#0; s2:= dest + #0#0; shf.Wnd:= 0; shf.wFunc:= op; shf.pFrom:= PCHAR (s1); shf.pTo:= PCHAR (s2); shf.fFlags:= flags; SHFileOperation (shf); end (*FileOperation*);