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Someone helped us here with this cod to ctach an exception and pop up a message to the user with this code:

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            lineChanger("QWERTY", "MyTextFile.txt", 2);
        }

        static void lineChanger(string newText, string fileName, int line_to_edit)
        {
            int attemptCounter = 0;
            for (attemptCounter = 1; attemptCounter <= 10; attemptCounter++)
            {
                try
                {
                    System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("Attempt " + (attemptCounter));
                    string[] arrLine = File.ReadAllLines(fileName);
                    arrLine[line_to_edit - 1] = newText;
                    File.WriteAllLines(fileName, arrLine);

                    // No error - break
                    break;
                }
                catch (IOException ioex)
                {
                    System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("IOException happened: " + ioex.ToString());
                    if (attemptCounter >= 10)
                    {
                        MessageBox.Show("File is in use");
                    }
                }
            }
        }

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However when the message MessageBox.Show("File is in use"); is launched the applciation gives this error:

"Showing a modal dialog box or form when the application is not running in UserInteractive mode is not a valid operation. Specify the ServiceNotification or DefaultDesktopOnly style to display a notification from a service application"

How can be fixed the problem or what could be the problem?

Thank you
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Shaun Kline earned 500 total points
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The MessageBox class is only used for Windows Forms applications. If you wish to return feedback to a web user, you either need to put the message into a control on your web page, such as a label control, or use JavaScript to display the message when the page reloads.
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by:Alex E.
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Thank you your idea was excellent. In fact was impossible use msgbox however we used a session variable and we passed that variable session in a text label and that's it.

Thank you
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