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Submitted on: 6/25/2003 4:38:46 PM
By: Jay Goldberg  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility:VB 6.0

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     Often times when writing an application, I want the user to be prompted when he quits the program (ie. "Are you sure you want to quit?"). The only thing about this is when I am debugging the program and using it myself in VB's IDE, I find this messagebox to be annoying. So I wrote this little function that will return TRUE if the app is running in the IDE, and FALSE if it running as a EXE.

 
 
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Function InDesignMode() As Boolean

On Error GoTo Err Debug.Print 1 / 0 InDesignMode = False Exit Function Err: InDesignMode = True End Function

 
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6/25/2003 4:40:15 PM:CrazyJew
I've previously posted this Function, but I saw someone somewhere asking for one of this nature so I will re-post. Enjoy.
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6/25/2003 8:48:05 PM:noroom
i guess this works only because debug.print lines are ignored when compiled as an exe, right?
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6/26/2003 4:02:20 AM:Andrew Murphy
No, it errors because of division by 0, mathmatically impossible
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6/26/2003 7:53:23 AM:VB-ASP-Coder
USING CONDITIONAL COMPILATION You can use conditional compilation to selectively run blocks of code. The following sample macro uses conditional compilation: Sub Test() #Const Debugging = 1 Dim Name As String: Name = "Nancy" ' If you are debugging, change the Debugging constant to 0. #If Debugging = 0 Then ' This debug statement is not executed unless the Debugging ' constant is equal to zero. Debug.Print Name #End If Name = "Kerry" End Sub The behavior of the #If...Then...#Else conditional compilation directive is the same as the If...Then...Else statement. However, code that is excluded during conditional compilation is completely omitted from the final executable file; so, using conditional compilation has no size or performance disadvantages
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6/26/2003 9:20:38 AM:Techni Rei Myoko
ever tried using the app.logmode? 0 = in vb 1 = not
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