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Using a FileSystemWatcher with Windows Service

c#,windows-services,filesystemwatcher
I have a windows service which needs to monitor a directory for files and then move it to another directory. I am using a FileSystemWatcher to implement this. This is my main Service class. public partial class SqlProcessService : ServiceBase { public SqlProcessService() { InitializeComponent(); } protected override void OnStart(string[]...

FileSystemWatcher locks folder

c#,.net,winforms,filesystemwatcher
Answer below. I can neither delete the question, nor accept my answer (yet). I have a FileSystemWatcher listening on a folder. When I try renaming this folder (in Windows Explorer) I get a The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another...

How to improve this Rx FolderWatcher? [closed]

c#,system.reactive,filesystemwatcher
I started my sample from the one provided here:http://www.jaylee.org/post/2012/08/26/An-update-to-matthieumezil-Rx-and-the-FileSystemWatcher.aspx but the issue is that if you are watching a folder that has many files being modified/created/deleted at all time, it will never return an event since the throttle will never stop. What I needed is to create a new temporary...

Directory.Exists and FileSystemWatcher

c#,.net,filesystemwatcher
Why does Directory.Exists returns true for a directory observed by FileSystemWatcher even if it was deleted. I must call EnableRaisingEvents = false before checking Directory.Exists since it always returns true. Edit: I am trying to check if folder was deleted or connection lost using error event. To add a delay...

How can I make sure this is the last change in FileSystemWatcher onChanged event?

.net,vb.net,filesystemwatcher
I am using FileSystemWatcher to read the contents of a file that is written to by another application. The events that happen are as follows: First, the onCreated event happens. Then, the onChanged event happens, an unknown number of times (sometimes it's 2, sometimes it's 3, and sometimes it's 4)....

FileSystem watcher onChanged after file Copy

c#,filesystemwatcher
This code is from another stack answer, essentially i'm trying to watch the Users folder in for new files, I understand that OnCreate would fire before the new document has been completely "copied/downloaded", What i'm trying to do is copy it at each onChange event, however the copying doesn't seem...

How to start a FileSystemWatcher when the window shell starts

windows,shell,filesystemwatcher
I want to create a shell extension and I need it to respond to events like file created. I know how to use the FileSystemWatcher class but I don't know how to make sure it gets initialized when the shell does. Is there a good way to do this or...

Is an infinite loop the best solution to process based on file changes in a directory

multithreading,python-2.7,filesystemwatcher
I am programming a tool which adds files to a processing chain. I want to monitor a specific known directory every 10s, compare, and send the results to my already existing functions. I wrote a short class: class Watchdog(Thread): def __init__(self, path): """ Constructor """ self.watch_folder = path self.verbose =...