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Read a file with visual basic .net 2.0

Useing:
System.IO.File.ReadAllText(filename)

Does this lock the files it's reading?  Could I have mutiple applications all using this line and be able to read the file at the same time?

This is also a log file that does get written to, just not very often.  Can I still read the file if it's being appended to?
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chadmanvb
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chadmanvb
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Description of this function on MSDN is

Opens a text file, reads all lines of the file into a string, and then closes the file.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.file.readalltext.aspx


If you want to read a locked file, try following

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1389155/easiest-way-to-read-text-file-which-is-locked-by-another-application
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