troubleshooting Question

Checking if file is open before writing to it.

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I want to write to a file using a streamwriter.

using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(@"D:\Documents\MathsPrograms\Prime2.csv", false))

How can I get the program to give an error message if the file is locked eg another program is writing to it, or a user has the file open in Excel?
Russ SuterSenior Software Developer

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