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Language: VB7
Expertise: Intermediate
Oct 23, 2002

RunningAsExe - Determine whether the code is running in an EXE or DLL

' Return True if the application is running as an EXE
' Return False if the application is running as a DLL

Function RunningAsExe() As Boolean
    ' get the codebase of the running assembly
    Dim codeBase As String = Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly.CodeBase
    ' extract the extension
    Dim ext As String = System.IO.Path.GetExtension(codeBase)
    ' return True if extension is EXE
    Return String.Compare(ext, ".exe", True) = 0
End Function
Francesco Balena
 
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