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Detecting a file open event in VB .Net

Posted on 2008-06-13
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I need to be able to detect when an Excel file is opened within a network folder.  Ideally I need something like the Watcher class which throws up events if any file is changed in a specified folder.  Unfortunately the watcher class generates messages for all evenets other the file open event.  Does anyone have an alternative using Win API calls that can capture this event?
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Thanks, this does the job.  Jjust realised it was the notifyfilter criteria that I was missing in my code!
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I would like to see the code you used.
I could not get the notifyfilter to work right.
Thanks
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