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Detect Design Time Mode in WPF

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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(
    new DependencyObject());


dim designTime as Boolean = DesignerProperties.GetIsInDesignMode(
    New DependencyObject)


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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberzzfima28-Oct-12 21:33 
GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinmemberDaniel Vaughan28-Oct-12 23:52 
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GeneralRe: My vote of 5 PinmemberDaniel Vaughan28-Oct-12 23:54 
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QuestionSolution for Silverlight and WP7 PinmemberNasenbaaer23-Mar-12 10:29 
AnswerRe: Solution for Silverlight and WP7 [modified] PinmemberPankaj Nikam6-Dec-13 0:11 

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