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2Feb/07Off

Most Annoying Error Ever.

 

So I've been working on this Windows Forms app for the past month and recently, it started developing this very odd error that occurs only after a successful build, just as I fire up the window.  Behold:

Super annoying error that makes no sense...

Argh!  What's worse is that it pops up not once, not twice, but three times each time I show the form with that super annoying Windows XP "Critical Stop" sound clip each time.  BUT it only happens if I launch the form from VS! These things...they infuriate me because it's virtually impossible to track down.  Throw me a bone, Microsoft, at least tell me what line it's on (which brings me to another point: NullReferenceException - at least when deployed in debug mode, can't you guys just tell me what reference was null?).

I mean, it would be easy if it said something like "Unable to cast object of type 'X' to type 'Y'" - that would make perfect sense, duh! - but this is just baffling.  It's not like I'm getting complier errors either.  I dunno...I just can't figure out why it would only throw up this modal dialog only when I launch the app (without debugging) from VS.

:: grumble :: grumble ::

 

Posted by Charles Chen

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