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empty recycle bin with c#


I wrote some code using the shell32.dll to query the size of the
recycle bin. The function does not produce an error but the results
are not correct:

[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential, CharSet=CharSet.Unicode)]
public struct SHQUERYRBINFO
public Int32 cbSize;
public UInt64 i64Size;
public UInt64 i64NumItems;

[DllImport("shell32.dll" , CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)]
public static extern int SHQueryRecycleBin(
String pszRootPath,

bb_query.cbSize = Marshal.SizeOf(bb_query.GetType());
iRetVal = (int)SHQueryRecycleBin(BitBucket_Path, ref bb_query);
iRetVal is 0, but:

* if there are elements in the recycle bin the size is always
4294967296 and the number of elements is 0

* if the recycle bin is empty the size is 0 and the number of elements
is 0 (this is correct)

Any hints what's wrong? Are there other shell32 functions to query
single objects in the bin?

Thanks for your help,

Nov 15 '05 #1
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Add Pack=1 to the StructLayout attribute on SHQUERYRBINFO.


Mattias Sjgren [MVP] mattias @ mvps.org
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Nov 15 '05 #2

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