Returns the type of the front-end currently in use.




The ui.Interface.getFrontEndName() class method returns the type of the front-end used by the program.

Table 1. Front-end names
Front-end name Description
GDC Desktop front-end
GMA Mobile front-end for Androidâ„¢
GMI Mobile front-end for iOS
GWC Web browser front-end
GBC Genero Browser Client front-end
Console Text front-end (dumb terminal)
Important: When calling this method, the user interface module of the runtime system will initialize. As result, in text mode, the terminal will be initialized and get some escape sequences. This may corrupt standard output when executing batch programs. Consider testing the FGLGUI environment variable if you want to check that the batch program is executing in text mode, instead of using the getFrontEndName() method.