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Does Your App Know Where it's Running

, 2 Feb 2011 CPOL
How to determine if your .Net app is running in the Visual Studio IDE

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3 Feb 2011
Alan N
I use the following to insert pauses into console apps when they are vs hosted. In fact it's the final lines in my standard template for a console app to ensure that the console stays visible until I dismiss it.if (AppDomain.CurrentDomain.FriendlyName.EndsWith("vshost.exe",...

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John Simmons / outlaw programmer
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I've been paid as a programmer since 1982 with experience in Pascal, and C++ (both self-taught), and began writing Windows programs in 1991 using Visual C++ and MFC. In the 2nd half of 2007, I started writing C# Windows Forms and ASP.Net applications, and have since done WPF, Silverlight, WCF, web services, and Windows services.
 
My weakest point is that my moments of clarity are too brief to hold a meaningful conversation that requires more than 30 seconds to complete. Thankfully, grunts of agreement are all that is required to conduct most discussions without committing to any particular belief system.

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