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pcurtis

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[SOLVED] Detect if running in the IDE
« on: May 29, 2021, 07:32:26 am »
How to detect if my program is running in the IDE?
« Last Edit: May 30, 2021, 01:06:35 pm by pcurtis »
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Re: Running in IDE
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 11:44:47 am »
I bet someone knows a better way but ...

In the IDE, set an environment variable of you choice, if you can find it with GetEnvironmentVariable() you must be in the IDE.

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Re: Running in IDE
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 12:35:05 pm »
That will be fine, just where do I set the variable?
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Re: Running in IDE
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 12:39:14 pm »
You mean: In the IDE or "under a debugger"

You can run from the IDE, but without debugger.
And you can run in a debugger, but outside the IDE.

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Re: Running in IDE
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 12:40:06 pm »
Afaik on win64, with gdb 7.3.5 environment can not be set. But please double check.
With any other gdb it should work.

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Re: Running in IDE
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 01:26:37 pm »
In the IDE
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Re: Detect if running in the IDE
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2021, 12:31:56 pm »
If it is just for your testing or similar you could set some command line parameter in Run/Run Parameters (e.g. /ide). Then you just don't use this parameter when program is run outside of IDE.
In Run Parameters you can set environment variables, also.

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Re: Detect if running in the IDE
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2021, 01:05:39 pm »
Thanks. What I needed.
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Re: [SOLVED] Detect if running in the IDE
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2021, 06:11:12 pm »
I'd like to suggest another way to do that, which may be helpful in some cases.

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function InIDE: boolean;
var fn1, fn2: string;
begin
  fn1 := ParamStr(0);
  fn2 := ChangeFileExt(fn1, '.lpr');
  result := FileExists(fn2)
end;

As you can see, if my program is e.g. "myprogram.exe", I look for a file named "myprogram.lpr" in the same folder. If I find it, I know that I'm running the program in my own development folder, which is usually what I want to know, as opposed to the program running in an installed folder such as "Program Files" or "Applications"
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