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Visual Basic File Open Time Out Settings

Posted on 2004-09-21
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Good morning all
Is there a setting I can increase to see how long VB ( and .NET ) wait before they fail when trying to create a file. It seems to be about 5 seconds at the present.

Open "\\NEWTON\C$\TESTFILE" For Output As #1

If the server is very busy eg many reports running, the above line fails ( VB and .NET)

Thanks in advance
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Question by:parkerig
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Try putting a doevents in before you perform the open?
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i think you might want to try using CreateFileEx() API instead of using VB's native OPEN function. The reason for this is, i belive that you can adjust the time out and have a little more control over the file open command.

-Brian
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