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harold aptroot10-Jul-09 7:24
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Thomas Weller10-Jul-09 1:29
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singh.iz.king10-Jul-09 4:43
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Thomas Weller10-Jul-09 19:46
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supercat913-Jul-09 6:19
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OriginalGriff13-Jul-09 9:52
mveOriginalGriff13-Jul-09 9:52 
supercat9 wrote:
Would people like Visual Studio very much if it died any time an exception occurred while evaluating expressions in the Watch window? Or is the proper action to show the problematic expression with an indication that it cannot be evaluated?


I'm not sure what your argument is here.
VS dying under those circumstances isn't "swallowing the exception", it is ignoring it completely.
VS reporting the problem isn't swallowing the exception either, it is processing it and reporting the existance of a problem - exactly what exceptions are there for.

Swallowing an exception is (IMHO) "pretending it didn't happen" and carrying on regardless.

If a problem occurs saving my work every ten minutes and the exception gets swallowed, I am going to be a very unhappy bunny when I find out later it was all lost!

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