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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 code 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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