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Program running from Debugger or EXE?

Program running from Debugger or EXE?

Program running from Debugger or EXE?

I am developing a console application using VFP9.

At present, I do

CODE -->

ext = JUSTEXT(Sys(16)) 

...to determine the file extension of the complete application path.

When I am in the debugger, this returns FXP, thus (partial code)

CODE -->

If ext = "FXP" then
  ? theRecord
  .WriteLine( theRecord )

...allows me to print the results to the VFP screen when in the VFP IDE or Debugger. All works as I want it to.

Question: Is this the best way to determine if I am running a program from within the VFP IDE/Debugger, or is there a better way than JUSTEXT(Sys(16))?

FYI, I use;


editbin.exe /nologo /subsystem:console console.exe 
in the AfterBuild event to make the compiled .exe into a true console .exe


RE: Program running from Debugger or EXE?

FXP will not point out running within EXE. Simply ExecScript("? Sys(16)") from command window or anywhere within the IDE.

There is _vfp.startmode to detect running within the IDE (0) or anything else (>0), the help topic will tell you about the differences.

Bye, Olaf.

Olaf Doschke Software Engineering

RE: Program running from Debugger or EXE?

Hey Olaf,
_vfp.startmode seems the better method. Thanks!


RE: Program running from Debugger or EXE?


You can also make use of the function version().
Version(2) # 0 &&& We are in Development Mode

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