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How can I determine if the app is running in Debug mode or Release mode?

I found the following code snippet in the help but it doesn't seem to
compile.

Dim debugger As EnvDTE.Debugger
Dim IsDebugging As Boolean

debugger = DTE.Debugger

If (debugger Is Nothing) Then
MsgBox("Debugge r doesn't exist! Fatal error.")
IsDebugging = False
Else
IsDebugging = (debugger.Curre ntMode <>
dbgDebugMode.db gDesignMode)
End If

I'm getting an error on "DTE.Debugg er" saying "Reference to a non-shared
member requires an object reference."

So what did Microsoft leave out? Is there a different way to do this that's
better?
Thanks in advance for the help.

Tom P.
Nov 21 '05 #1
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"Henry Padilla" <pa******@hotma il.com> schrieb:
[How can I determine if the app is running in Debug mode or Release mode?]


\\\
#If DEBUG Then
Console.WriteLi ne("Debug mode.")
#Else
Console.WriteLi ne("Release mode.")
#End If
///

Make sure that the option "Configurat ion settings" -> "Build" "Define DEBUG
constant" in the project properties is checked.

- and/or -

You can check if a debugger is attached:
'System.Diagnos tics.Debugger.I sAttached'.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #2

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi************ ***@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:OV******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
"Henry Padilla" <pa******@hotma il.com> schrieb:
[How can I determine if the app is running in Debug mode or Release
mode?]
\\\
#If DEBUG Then
Console.WriteLi ne("Debug mode.")
#Else
Console.WriteLi ne("Release mode.")
#End If
///


That's C# not VB. In VB this gets confused with the Debug() object.

Make sure that the option "Configurat ion settings" -> "Build" "Define
DEBUG constant" in the project properties is checked.

- and/or -

You can check if a debugger is attached:
'System.Diagnos tics.Debugger.I sAttached'.

This I might try. Thanks!

Tom P.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #3
I found the problem, I needed to declare the DTE object. Like so:

Dim DTE as EnvDTE.DTE
DTE =
System.Runtime. InteropServices .Marshal.GetAct iveObject("Visu alStudio.DTE")
"Henry Padilla" <pa******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:bA******** ********@newssv r19.news.prodig y.com...

Dim debugger As EnvDTE.Debugger
Dim IsDebugging As Boolean

debugger = DTE.Debugger

If (debugger Is Nothing) Then
MsgBox("Debugge r doesn't exist! Fatal error.")
IsDebugging = False
Else
IsDebugging = (debugger.Curre ntMode <>
dbgDebugMode.db gDesignMode)
End If

Tom P.
Nov 21 '05 #4
"Henry Padilla" <pa******@hotma il.com> schrieb:
[How can I determine if the app is running in Debug mode or Release
mode?]


\\\
#If DEBUG Then
Console.WriteLi ne("Debug mode.")
#Else
Console.WriteLi ne("Release mode.")
#End If
///


That's C# not VB. In VB this gets confused with the Debug() object.


The code above should work in VB.NET.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>
Nov 21 '05 #5

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