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What the hell...?

Yikes! What the hell does this mean?

The word "BEGIN" is nowhere in my files..


Ok. I don't know how to upload the picture, so heres  the error message i got from VS.NET c# compiler last night:

"Internal compiler error(0xc00000005 at address 531550F0):

likely culprit is 'BEGIN'.

An internal error has occured in the compiler. To Work around this problem, try simplifying or changing the program near the locations listed below. Locations at the top of the list are closer to the point at which the internal error occured."

And underneath this was "BEGIN". Selecting that message highlited nothing. I think it was referring to the IL code that was generated somehow....


Update 2:

OK. The wierd problem went away after i remarked the last few lines of code that i added, rebuilt, unmarked and rebuilt again. it totally went away. Definatly weird.. Thanks for your comments people.

but just to enlighten everyone I'm quoting this comment:


Name: Paul Laudeman
Posted Date: 2/28/2003 8:34 AM

This is a bug within the IDE that we've come across many times. The fix that has worked for us in most cases was to simply select all the code, cut it, save the file, and paste it back in and recompile. Odd, eh? "


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