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is the txt free to write....

is the txt free to write....

(OP)
A Host procedure save a "big" txt file in C:\mydir\test.txt

I need to "loop" around the txt file, and check if the save operation is complete.

Possible?

In effect check whe i can read and write into the txt file.

RE: is the txt free to write....

Have the writer open the file with exclusive access.

CODE --> Project1

Option Explicit

Private F As Integer
Private I As Long

Private Sub Form_Load()
    On Error Resume Next
    Kill "file.txt"
    On Error GoTo 0
    F = FreeFile(0)
    Open "file.txt" For Output Lock Read Write As #F
    Timer1.Interval = 100
    Timer1.Enabled = True
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    I = I + 1
    Print #F, I
    If I >= 100 Then
        Timer1.Enabled = False
        Close #F
        Unload Me
    End If
End Sub 

CODE --> Project2

Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Timer1.Interval = 500
    Timer1.Enabled = True
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Resize()
    If WindowState <> vbMinimized Then
        'Text1 is a multiline TextBox:
        Text1.Move 0, 0, ScaleWidth, ScaleHeight
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    Dim F As Integer
    Dim I As Long
    
    F = FreeFile(0)
    On Error Resume Next
    Open "file.txt" For Input As #F
    If Err Then
        Text1.SelStart = &H7FFF
        Text1.SelText = "Poll" & vbNewLine
    Else
        On Error GoTo 0
        Timer1.Enabled = False
        Do Until EOF(F)
            Input #F, I
            Text1.SelStart = &H7FFF
            Text1.SelText = CStr(I) & vbNewLine
        Loop
        Close #F
        Text1.SelStart = &H7FFF
        Text1.SelText = "Complete"
    End If
End Sub 

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