Try this example.
1. Open a file in MS Word (Word locks the file).
2. Use 'Open With' and open the same file in Notepad (it works)
3. In VB.NET, I've tried File.ReadAllText, File.OpenRead and File.Open with read access and it says the file is locked.
If Notepad can open a file even if it is locked, surely there must be a way to do in VB.NET...
Does anyone know?