• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 544
  • Last Modified:

Is Delphi IDE running?

Please help me, I badly need a _working piece of code_ for Delphi 3 to determine whether Delphi IDE is running at the moment my app is launched. Thanks,

yegor
0
yegor
Asked:
yegor
  • 4
1 Solution
 
intheCommented:
hi,
just have to do below on form create event:

Function IsIdeRunning: boolean;
Begin
  Result:=FindWindow('TAppBuilder',nil) > 0;
End;

Regards Barry

0
 
intheCommented:
unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

Function RunningInTheIDE: boolean;
Begin
  Result:=FindWindow('TAppBuilder', nil) > 0;
End;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
 if RunningInTheIDE then
 Form1.Caption := 'The Delphi Ide is Running'
 else
 Form1.Caption := 'The Delphi Ide is Not Running';
 end;

end.


OR

if FindWindow('TAppBuilder', Nil) <> 0 Then
  BEGIN
            ShowMessage('Delphi and or C++ Builder is running');   END
 
  if  ({FindWindow('TApplication', nil) = 0) OR - all delphi apps have TApp }
 
      (FindWindow('TAlignPalette', nil) = 0) OR
      (FindWindow('TPropertyInspector', nil) = 0) OR
      (FindWindow('TAppBuilder', nil) = 0) then
  begin
    ShowMessage('Delphi is not running!');
  end
  else
    ShowMessage('Delphi is running!');
0
 
intheCommented:
MMM..
FOR DELPHI 3 THIS WOULD BE BEST:

function DelphiIsRunning : boolean;
var
  H1, H2, H3, H4 : Hwnd;
const
  A1 : array[0..12] of char = 'TApplication'#0;
  A2 : array[0..15] of char = 'TAlignPalette'#0;
  A3 : array[0..18] of char = 'TPropertyInspector'#0;
  A4 : array[0..11] of char = 'TAppBuilder'#0;
  T1 : array[0..8] of char = 'Delphi 3'#0;
begin
  H1 := FindWindow(A1, T1);
  H2 := FindWindow(A2, nil);
  H3 := FindWindow(A3, nil);
  H4 := FindWindow(A4, nil);
  Result := (H1 <> 0) and (H2 <> 0) and
            (H3 <> 0) and (H4 <> 0);
end;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
 if DelphiIsRunning then
 Form1.Caption := 'The Delphi Ide is Running'
 else
 Form1.Caption := 'The Delphi Ide is Not Running';
 end;
0
 
intheCommented:
Sorry for so many postings ,
thought i better test this and this one is best to work if any version of delphi is running:

function DelphiIsRunning : boolean;
var
  H2,H3,H4,D1, D2, D3, D4,D5 : Hwnd;
  Yep : Boolean;
const
  A1 : array[0..12] of char = 'TApplication'#0;
  A2 : array[0..15] of char = 'TAlignPalette'#0;
  A3 : array[0..18] of char = 'TPropertyInspector'#0;
  A4 : array[0..11] of char = 'TAppBuilder'#0;
  T1 : array[0..8] of char = 'Delphi'#0;
  T2 : array[0..8] of char = 'Delphi 2'#0;
  T3 : array[0..8] of char = 'Delphi 3'#0;
  T4 : array[0..8] of char = 'Delphi 4'#0;
  T5 : array[0..8] of char = 'Delphi 5'#0;
begin
yep := false;
  D1 := FindWindow(A1, T1);
  D2 := FindWindow(A1, T2);
  D3 := FindWindow(A1, T3);
  D4 := FindWindow(A1, T4);
  D5 := FindWindow(A1, T5);
  IF (D1 <> 0) or (D2 <> 0) or (D3 <> 0) or
      (D4 <> 0) or (D5 <> 0) then yep := true
      else yep := false;
  H2 := FindWindow(A2, nil);
  H3 := FindWindow(A3, nil);
  H4 := FindWindow(A4, nil);
  Result := (H2 <> 0) and (H3 <> 0) and (H4 <> 0) and yep;
end;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
 if DelphiIsRunning then
 Form1.Caption := 'The Delphi Ide is Running'
 else
 Form1.Caption := 'The Delphi Ide is Not Running';
 end;
0
 
yegorAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much,

yegor
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Azure 2017

Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

  • 4
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now