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Check if a Word Document is Opened

Hello. Is there a way to check if a Word Document is opened by another user?

I’m pulling data from a database and outputting it to labels (in VB .NET). I noticed that the program will fail if someone has the file opened. Is there a way to check before the writing is attempted?

Thank you!

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Thanks for your request. You can try using try/catch. For example see the following code.



//Try to open document

Document doc = new Document(@"Test194\in.doc");

//process document


catch (IOException ex)


//Do something


Best regards.

Okay. I wasn’t sure if there was another way or not. THanks for the reply!