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Determine IDE/Debugging Status

This function will return whether you are running your program or DLL from within the IDE, or compiled. I use it as part of my DLL's like active document DLL's to setup information that would normally be supplied from the outside.

Original Author: L. F. Carpenter


Returns True if you are running inside the VB 5.0 or 6.0 IDE.

API Declarations

Private Declare Function GetModuleFileName Lib "kernel32" _
Alias "GetModuleFileNameA" _
( _
ByVal hModule As Long, _
ByVal lpFileName As String, _
ByVal nSize As Long _
) As Long


Public Function InVBDesignEnvironment() As Boolean

Dim strFileName As String
Dim lngCount As Long

strFileName = String(255, 0)
lngCount = GetModuleFileName(App.hInstance, strFileName, 255)
strFileName = Left(strFileName, lngCount)

InVBDesignEnvironment = False
If UCase(Right(strFileName, 7)) = "VB5.EXE" Then
  InVBDesignEnvironment = True
ElseIf UCase(Right(strFileName, 7)) = "VB6.EXE" Then
  InVBDesignEnvironment = True
End If
End Function

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Posted: 2002-06-01
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Visual Basic 6


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