Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom have decided to make programming easier. How? By setting the default behavior for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate to be to ignore (i.e.- not break on) exceptions thrown from non user-code. Behold the default settings for exceptions in a brand new C# project:
Try as I might, I have not yet discovered a way to change the default for these settings for all projects. How am I supposed to teach students about exception handling when Microsoft are doing their best to get rid of them?