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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:23 PM
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Default ApplicationException vs. Exception

In the book the custom exception class AppException inherits from System.ApplicationException. The downloaded code, however, inherits from Exception.

Yes, I am new to .Net and don't understand the difference. Does it matter which I use? The downloaded code built and ran, but I am slowly constructing a new version by following the book.

Book:
public class AppException: System.ApplicationException
Download:
public class AppException: System.Exception



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Conventional wisdom used to be that we should always inherit from System.ApplicationException for our own custom exceptions. However, it isn't required, and there's been some talk at Redmond lately about a different point of view - some people prefer inheriting from System.Exception. Read about the controversy here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/.../25/96251.aspx





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