Solution I cheated a little. I didn't want to waste the time figuring out where my DLL was being cached. Using Windows Explorer I searched my solution folder and all subfolders for the assembly, changed the results to Details view and added File Version to the result columns.
I deleted all of the old versions of the files and re-ran the tests and now they pass.
Honestly the best way to learn how a runtime works is to learn how to debug it at the lowest levels. Read every single article here: Tess Ferrandez on MSDN[^]. Read if from start to end (well, actually end to start) and you should have really good in-depth knowledge (granted, reading and digesting that whole blog will probably take a few months). Real-world experience/stories sticks a lot better than raw theory (at least in my experience).
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can anyone help explain what might happen to a .NET application if file system crash? Simply put, should the apps pop up warning/error reminding that file system is carshed? How does your apps deal with file system crash?
for example, a designated folder got changed, not able to write into it, the system shall pop up error message, right? so I have to make specific error exception/message for this kind of case, otherwise the system just gave general error message, am I right?
As the inability to save to a certain location is a predictable exception (e.g. the user attempts to save into the Windows folder on Windows 7 when running with normal permissions), it's always a good idea to protect against this type of exception.
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can anyone help explain what might happen to a .NET application if file system crash?
In general - no.
How does your apps deal with file system crash?
Whatever the business requirements suggest and reasonable extrapolation from that.
For example I don't try to do anything at all about the file system filling up for a server. Can it happen? Yes. If it does what can I do? Nothing. I do however expect that any reasonable operations setup would take into account file system monitoring.
As another example if I can't read a configuration file that the server requires on start up then besides logging an error I can do one of the following - Start with default values. - Exit the server.
The choice depends on what was supposed to be in the configuration file that I was reading.
(Note that a logging solution MUST be implemented such that a logging failure does not stop the application from running.)
A stand alone user application should probably do something different. If it cannot read/write to the fle system then it should report that to the user.
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