How to add your own Exception Assistant content

The question has been asked on the Visual Studio Forums several times.  I guess it might be worth to post some information here. The content of the exception assistant are saved in xml files under “Visual studio InstallDir\ExceptionAssistantContent\LCID” directory.  For the English version of the VS, the LCID is 1033.  The Visual Studio will load…

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Why does the debugger block me to continue when I throw an Exception

It will only happen when we debug a managed application with the new Visual Studio 2005.  When the application throws an exception, the debugger may tell us that the exception is unhandled, and stops there.  When we try to hit F5 to resume the application, it will not go on.  However, we might find the…

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VB My.Forms and background threads

If you are using new VB My.Forms feature, and also write a multithread application, you might notice that My.Forms.MyForm1 actually returns different instance in different thread.  So if your background thread tries to using this to update something on the UI, you might have changed a different object.  It sounds a little bit strange, because…

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