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The function register_deactivation_hook (introduced in WordPress 2.0) registers a plugin function to be run when the plugin is deactivated.
<?php register_deactivation_hook($file, $function); ?>
If you have a function called myplugin_deactivate() in the main plugin file at either
use this code:
register_deactivation_hook( __FILE__, 'myplugin_deactivate' );
This will call the myplugin_deactivate() function on deactivation of the plugin.
A good example for a basic activation/deactivation/uninstall class by "kaiser" can be found here on WPSE: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/25910/uninstall-a-plugin-method-typical-features-how-to/25979#25979
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