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Custom Exceptions in VB 2005

Although the .NET Framework provides many standard exceptions, you also can create, throw, and catch your own custom exceptions. In fact, custom exception types are a powerful feature of the VB .NET language.

Protect Resources with the Using Block

Garbage collection does not determine when resources are collected, so it's up to you to protect classes that use finite resources that need some deterministic cleanup. Learn how the using block—a shorthand version of the try-finally block—enables you to do so.

What!? A .NET Application Can Die?

Your applications can end sadly and abruptly. While that's fine during development, you don't want to have your applications die with an exception in front of our users. Nothing is more embarrassing than a confusing dialog or web page referring to unhandled exceptions.

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Using Directory Functions in .NET

Using Directory Functions in .NET

Following what you learned in an earlier column, continue with the I/O theme and take a look at the functionality available in the "Directory" class.

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