Determine whether the IDE is in design, break, or run mode

The VBIDE object model doesn’t offer any native property or method to determine whether the IDE is in design-time mode, run-time mode, or debug (break) mode. However, it’s easy to deduct this information by looking at the Enabled property of the menu commands in the Run top-level menu:

' this code assumes that VBInstance holds a reference' the the VBE root objectWith VBInstance.CommandBars("Run")    If .Controls("End").Enabled = False Then        ' we are in design mode    ElseIf .Controls("Break").Enabled Then        ' we are in run mode    Else        ' we are in break mode    End ifEnd With

Note, however, that this code might not work under localized versions of Visual Basic.

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