Managing Debugging Assistant (MDA - RCW)

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Few months ago, Scott described how to  stop managed debugging assistance in Visual Studio in a case of ContextSwitchDeadlock. Now, from day to day I’m experiencing another frustrating Dialog which pop-ups following message:

“An attempt has been made to free an RCW that is in use.  The RCW is in use on the active thread or another thread.  Attempting to free an in-use RCW can cause corruption or data loss.”

To disable “unwanted assistance” go to Debug | Excpetions and check-out the selected value shown at the picture bellow:


If you are interested on the meaning of this message please take a look here. Last but not least, if you are interested on the list of all “crazy assistants” and related errors take a “longer look” here.

Posted Sep 05 2007, 03:48 PM by Damir Dobric
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