Windows Phone 8' Unforgivable Exception - by Rashad Rivera

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ID 790324 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 6/17/2013 10:38:48 AM
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This is the closest place to Windows Phone 8 I can get.  Sorry if it is not the right place.

I have found a bug in the WP 8 runtime that crashes the app when a type is not found in a assembly namespace that is identified as Strong Named.  Basically, if you use the Type.GetType() method to locate a type that does not exist in the assembly (and that assembly path in your string is marked with a PublicKeyToken value), then the runtime will crash instead of letting you handle the System.IO.FileLoadException.  I have found this to be the case *only* in the emulator so far.  

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Posted by Microsoft on 7/22/2013 at 9:57 AM
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Posted by Rashad Rivera on 6/27/2013 at 9:29 PM
Awesome. I can't wait for a fix.
Posted by Microsoft on 6/17/2013 at 8:02 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 6/17/2013 at 10:50 AM
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