Environment.UserInteractive Property

Gets a value indicating whether the current process is running in user interactive mode.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static bool UserInteractive { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current process is running in user interactive mode; otherwise, false.

The UserInteractive property reports false for a Windows process or a service like IIS that runs without a user interface. If this property is false, do not display modal dialogs or message boxes because there is no graphical user interface for the user to interact with.

The following example displays whether the current process is running in user interactive mode.

// Sample for the Environment.UserInteractive property 
using System;

class Sample 
    public static void Main() 
    Console.WriteLine("UserInteractive: {0}", Environment.UserInteractive);
This example produces the following results:

UserInteractive: True

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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