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Watching Folder Activity in VB.NET


Our resident VB.Net guru is back! In this article Jayesh shows us how to use the FileSystemWatcher class to monitor folders for changes.

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By: Jayesh Jain
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October 13, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Watching Folder Activity in VB.NET
  2. · Getting Started
  3. · Building Our Application (contd.)
  4. · Conclusion

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Watching Folder Activity in VB.NET - Conclusion
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Hopefully this article has shown you how simple it is to incorporate the FileSystemWatcher class into your application.

Here are few things that you could do with FileSystemWatcher class:
  • Import a file the moment it is copied/uploaded to a particular folder
  • Recreate a file if the file is deleted
  • Notify all applications -- depending upon a file -- the moment a file is renamed, deleted or updated

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