Unexplained crashes related to ntdll.dll

I have an application that I’ve written that crashes intermittently, but I’m unable to capture an exception at the application layer. I always get an entry in the event log but doesn’t give me much info: As you can see, I get this: Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll. I’m not sure what that is or how …

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What is a PDB file?

A PDB file contains information for the debugger to work with. There’s less information in a Release build than in a Debug build anyway. But if you want it to not be generated at all, go to your project’s Build properties, select the Release configuration, click on “Advanced…” and under “Debug Info” pick “None”.

What is a NullReferenceException, and how do I fix it?

What is the cause? Bottom Line You are trying to use something that is null (or Nothing in VB.NET). This means you either set it to null, or you never set it to anything at all. Like anything else, null gets passed around. If it is null in method “A”, it could be that method “B” passed a null to method “A”. null can have different meanings: Object variables …

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How can I convert String to Int?

Try this: or better yet: Also, since Int32.TryParse returns a bool you can use its return value to make decisions about the results of the parsing attempt: If you are curious, the difference between Parse and TryParse is best summed up like this: The TryParse method is like the Parse method, except the TryParse method does not throw an exception if the conversion …

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What is a NullReferenceException, and how do I fix it?

What is the cause? Bottom Line You are trying to use something that is null (or Nothing in VB.NET). This means you either set it to null, or you never set it to anything at all. Like anything else, null gets passed around. If it is null in method “A”, it could be that method “B” passed a null to method “A”. null can have different meanings: Object variables …

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