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How to tell if running in development mode.

I pop up a message box when the program starts, but I don't want it to come up if I am running from the IDE.  How can I tell if I am running from an Exe or from the IDE?

Thanks
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beckingh
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beckingh
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
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rkot2000Commented:
option #1
Private Sub Form_Load()
  MsgBox IsIDE
End Sub

Private Function IsIDE() As Boolean
  On Error Resume Next
  Debug.Assert 1 / 0
  If Err.Number = 0 Then
    IsIDE = False
  Else
    IsIDE = True
  End If
End Function

Option #2
Conditional Compilation
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abhijitmathureCommented:
I had a similar problem and found the solution on MSDN itself. Here is how it works.
1) Keep the exe name different from the project.
2) If the exe has the same name as the project, use the
GetModuleFileName API function to determine if your program is running from the IDE or from a compiled version. GetModuleFileName retrieves the full path and filename for the executable file containing the specified module. If the function returns a path to the Visual Basic file, VB5.EXE, then the program is running in the IDE. Otherwise, the program is running from an executable file.
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beckinghAuthor Commented:
Here's the code I ended up using.  Thanks all.


Function IsIDE() As Boolean
   On Error Resume Next
   Debug.Print 1 / 0
   IsIDE = Err.Number <> 0
   Err.Clear
End Function
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