Allow user to delete a feature class using ArcCatalog even when in use by ArcMap

Idea created by espalmer2 on Apr 27, 2010

    This idea has been merged with Manage Schema Locks.

    Ever get this error...

    Delete Failed
    Failed to delete selected object(s)
    Cannot acquire a schema lock because of an existing lock.

    Even if you remove the conflicting object from ArcMap you still can't delete the object using ArcCatalog. You have to completely close the ArcMap before the schema lock is released.