a *** Stop dialog box
contintue Quit... i do not want this ugly thing to display, what am i
missing from the code below? am i not catching that exception and displaying
my own error message? so why is the other one coming up after mine?
MSDN says this method can throw a FormatException, ArgumentNullException,
ArgumentException, FormatException, OverflowException. You only handle
FormatException. To fix your problem catch ANY exception that may be
thrown. As you have found out, one cannot assume that the only exception
that will ever be thrown by this method is a FormatException.