F# / .NET: Gotcha's
This is one of the biggest, most painful errors I've ever seen in my life. There's absolutely no direction this error can take you.
Here's the thing: GDI+ doesn't really report any errors it encounters down the stack properly. They're all "Generic Errors".
So, some things to look for:
- Is the resource disposed? If you have a
use, and you try to access the resource outside of that scope, you'll probably get this error.
- Calling to
.Save? There's a whole list of stuff for that. If you get this error when calling
.Save on an
Bitmap / etc., you might want to check any and all of the following:
- Does the directory exist? GDI+ won't create it.
- Do you have permission to the directory / file? GDI+ won't tell you if that's the problem.
- Did you dispose of the
MemoryStream? That'll be a generic error. You'll want to make sure you save before disposal.
There are many, many more, and I'll be updating this list as time permits.