Cannot find Exception Helper


  • Hi

    I have updated to VS 2017 15.8.3 but cannot find Exception Helper anywhere except in Tools/Options/Debugging/General where it is ticked.

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:47 AM

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  • Exception Helper is just the Exception Assistant that managed code has always had. It is the newer UI to help diagnose exceptions when they occur. It is not modal and provides more information. There isn't a UI until an exception occurs. Example code to trigger it.

    using System;
    namespace ShowException
       public class Program
          static void Main ( string[] args )
              throw new Exception("Will show the exception UI");

    Refer to this blog article for more information.

    Michael Taylor

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:55 PM