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Visual Basic (Microsoft) Versions 5/6 FAQ

Windows API

VB in design environment or run-time environment by HermanvLimbeek
Posted: 8 Jul 01

I made a public function which checks the running programs in Windows to see if we're in design-time or run-time environment. If you want to disable certain checks in design-time then just call the function to see if it returns true.

Public Function TestEnv() As Boolean
Dim buffer As String
Dim EnvFileName As String
Dim Envs As Variant
Dim nRet As Long
Dim i As Long

Envs = Array("vb.exe", "vb32.exe", "vb5.exe", "vb6.exe")

For i = LBound(Envs) To UBound(Envs)
   buffer = Envs(i)
   nRet = GetModuleHandle(buffer)
   If nRet <> 0 Then
      EnvFileName = buffer
      TestEnv = True
      Exit For
   End If
Next
End Function

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