Check if a file is locked by another process

Hello all,

I've got a programm running that retrieves information from a file.
After all the information is gathered the file (among other things) is placed in another directory.

I'm now encountering small problems while moving the file(s). The file can't be moved because of the fact the file is locked by another process (which creates this file).

Is there a way in VB to determ if a file has a lock or not?
I've looked at the Getattr function, but that doesn't return what I need.

If anybody can point me in the right direction....

Thanks in advance.

--KhalilDutch--
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  • : Hello all,
    :
    : I've got a programm running that retrieves information from a file.
    : After all the information is gathered the file (among other things) is placed in another directory.
    :
    : I'm now encountering small problems while moving the file(s). The file can't be moved because of the fact the file is locked by another process (which creates this file).
    :
    : Is there a way in VB to determ if a file has a lock or not?
    : I've looked at the Getattr function, but that doesn't return what I need.
    :
    : If anybody can point me in the right direction....
    :
    : Thanks in advance.
    :
    : --KhalilDutch--
    : ___________________________
    : If ... Then
    : ...
    : Else
    : ...
    : Whatever....
    :

    You can put a "On Error resume next" before trying to move the file; then, just after trying check Err.Number. If Err.Number is <> 0 then the file was locked; call Err.Clear to clear the error, and then deal with it (retry at a later time, whatever).
    Remember to set the error handler after moving it ("On error goto 0"), so that VB reports you any other error.

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