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Does anyone have a compelling reason why System.IO.File.ReadAllText throws a System.IO.IOException when you call it when the file is being written to?  Obviously, the cause of the exception is that internally it allows only Read sharing.  But, why?

It's not a terribly big issue, because creating the System.IO.FileStream and passing that to the System.IO.StreamReader is trivial.  However, that doesn't quell my curiousity.  Is it an implementation bug, or was it intentional?

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2010 1:34 PM .NET | Back to top


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i need system.io information
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