In the code below, sometimes someFunctionCall() generates a "Thread was being aborted" exception. How come the code in code block B never runs? Does ASP.NET start a new thread for each method call? I was suprised to see that when this exception happens the code in block b never runs, the method returns, and my application keeps running. Can someone please explain this?
public void method()
// CODE BLOCK A
someFunctionCall(); // this call is generating thread abort exception
// log exception message
// CODE BLOCK B
This is a
ThreadAbortException; it's a special exception that is automatically rethrown at the end of every catch block, unless you call
ASP .Net methods like
Response.Redirect (unless you pass
false) throw this exception to end processing of the current page; your
someFunctionCall() is probably calling one of those methods.
ASP .Net itself handles this exception and calls
ResetAbort to continue processing.