ui.Interface.getFrontEndName

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

Syntax

ui.Interface.getFrontEndName()
  RETURNS STRING

Usage

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 Genero Desktop Client front-end
GMA Genero Mobile front-end for Androidâ„¢
GMI Genero Mobile front-end for iOS
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.