GetPrivateProfileString() lock the file?

I wrote a program using GetPrivateProfileString() API function. It seems to lock the .INI file for writing over the network, so other application can not access it.
Can it be???
I am talking about Windows 95.
gidonAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

RONSLOWCommented:
What operating system are you talking about?
0
gidonAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question
0
amartin030297Commented:
Yup.. its true.. a lock does occure when over the network.
Since Windows is reading the file (which takes some finite
amount of time which is non-zero)... In theory, at the SAME
time another user could be changing the .INI file (saving it
out)... And there would be a collosion.  So, yes, Win95
will locked the file.... as segmented file locking for
xxxProfileString was not implemented.
   
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
gidonAuthor Commented:
What can i do to stop this locking?
Should i write my own version of GetPrivateProfileString()?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Development

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.