How to check if file in Sharepoint is opened by another user

I need to automate a process, which needs to download an Excel file from Sharepoint, run a macro in it, save it and then upload it back to the Sharepoint as a new version of the same file.
I did all these steps after some time, but as this file is edited by multiple people, I also need to check, if the file is open or being edited by somebody else (when downloading and then uploading).
Is there a way to do it?
Thank you.

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Whenever a file is checked out, open, or being edited by someone else, a SPFile.LockId property is assigned to it, which is of type string. This is nothing but a GUID assigned to it. Otherwise, it is null by default (when the file is not open). The below code can check if the file is open or not -

string lockStatus = SPFile.LockId;
if (lockStatus == null)
//code for file operations

else {
//unlock, check-in, etc. the file
//or, use the property “LockedByUser”

Let me know if this works.


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