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Code Inspection: Empty general catch clause

Consider the following code snippet:

string text = ""; try { text = File.ReadAllText("test.txt"); } catch { }

In the snippet above, the catch clause catches absolutely all errors. Since a non-response to an exception is a fairly rare (and potentially dangerous) thing, ReSharper warns about this and offers to catch an Exception. There are, however, usages of a catch-all statement that are justified.

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Last modified: 23 January 2017