In order to detect whether your application is executing as a result of being in a designer use the
GetIsInDesignMode method of
DesignerProperties as the following demonstrate.
bool designTime = System.ComponentModel.DesignerProperties.GetIsInDesignMode(
dim designTime as Boolean = DesignerProperties.GetIsInDesignMode(
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