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QuestionMonitoring file changes and changing data within the file... Pin
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What would be a good way to monitor a .ini file?

What I want to do is when the file has changed, I need to read the file and find specific text and change it and save the file.

I've attempted the file system watcher with little luck. The problem is it is firing before the file is unlocked. I have also tried to put a method in there to check if the file was locked which basically opens the file and on exception returns true if locked otherwise false.

I have also tried a looping method like this:
C#
private void WriteFile(string file, StringBuilder sb, string oldValue)
        {
            StreamWriter sw = null;
            try
            {
                sw = new StreamWriter(file, false);
                sw.Write(sb.ToString());
                sw.Close();

                // Log
                EventLog.WriteEntry("QBiniMonitor", "Successfully removed LASTUSERNAME. Old Value: " + oldValue, EventLogEntryType.Information);
            }
            catch (IOException)
            {
                // Keep trying till the file is unlocked
                WriteFile(file, sb, oldValue);
            }
            finally
            {
                if (sw != null)
                {
                    sw.Close();
                    sw.Dispose();
                }
            }
        }


It still errored out after it changes the value a couple times in a row. It changes it a couple times but then ends up with a uncaught IOException somehow
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