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Preprocessor directive from running within Developer Studio?

Posted on 2001-06-20
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I'm creating a little Win32 console app from within Developer Studio.  Whilst I am developing in debug, I am putting

#ifdef _DEBUG
getchar();
#endif

statements in various places, to stop the console window disappearing when the program terminates.

I would like to know if there is a preprocessor directive similar to _DEBUG that stipulates that the program is being executed from Developer Studio, rather than the command line such as _DEVELOPERSTUDIO.  This would eliminate the confusion of having to hit return if the debug version of the program was run on the command line.
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by:makerp
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simply do a runtime check instead, pre-processor directives are resolved at compile time so they will be still there when running in DevStdio or on cmd line

/* global */
int stopper = 0;

then in main set it to 1 if your passed a certain command line option

in the code
if(stopper) getch();

open project settings and add the option
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makerp earned 50 total points
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whoops

>>open project settings open the debug tab and add teh command line argument
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by:makerp
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anyway really you should compile a release when running out of DevStd, this would completley solve all probs
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by:carlpaddick
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Thanks for all of your comments makerp.  You've posted some very useful ones.  Please have the points.
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by:makerp
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cheers, glad to help
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