Design Guidelines for Exceptions

Exception handling has many advantages over return-value-based error reporting. Good framework design helps the application developer realize the benefits of exceptions. This section discusses the benefits of exceptions and presents guidelines for using them effectively.

In This Section

Exception Throwing
Using Standard Exception Types
Exceptions and Performance
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Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education, Inc. from Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries, 2nd Edition by Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams, published Oct 22, 2008 by Addison-Wesley Professional as part of the Microsoft Windows Development Series.

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