Exception

The Exception window shows counters that provide information about the exceptions thrown by an application.

The Exception window shows the followings counters :

Number of Exceptions, Filters and Finallys /sec
Exceptions: number of exceptions thrown per second. These include both .NET exceptions and unmanaged exceptions that get converted into .NET exceptions e.g. null pointer reference exception in unmanaged code would get re-thrown in managed code as a .NET System.NullReferenceException; this counter includes both handled and unhandled exceptions. Exceptions should only occur in rare situations and not in the normal control flow of the program; this counter was designed as an indicator of potential performance problems due to large (>100s) rate of exceptions thrown.
Filters: number of .NET exception filters executed per second. An exception filter evaluates whether an exception should be handled or not. This counter tracks the rate of exception filters evaluated; irrespective of whether the exception was handled or not.
Finallys: number of finally blocks executed per second. A finally block is guaranteed to be executed regardless of how the try block was exited. Only the finally blocks that are executed for an exception are counted; finally blocks on normal code paths are not counted by this counter.
Throw to Catch Depth /sec number of stack frames traversed from the frame that threw the .NET exception to the frame that handled the exception per second. This counter resets to 0 when an exception handler is entered; so nested exceptions would show the handler to handler stack depth.

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