ActivityViewer2008: The exception message is meaningless when the connection string is invalid.



  1. Win2k3 ENT ENU SP2.
  2. VS2008 version 9.0.30718.1 sp
  3. Katmai Samples 81006


  1. Open the ActivityViewer2008.sln under the path "..\Samples\Analysis Services\Administrator\ActivityViewer2008\CS" via VS2008 and build it.
  2. Run ActivityViewer2008.exe.
    3.Click the “Add a new connection” button, then select the “connection string” radio button.
    4.Replace the default connection string with “aa” or other invalid string.
    5.Click the OK button.


It should popup a message like  “The connection string is invalid”.

Actual Results:

It popup  a message  “Index was outside the bounds of the array”.
Please check the attached file MessageError.jpg.

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Closed Feb 11, 2009 at 6:36 AM by cmslydia


wrote Feb 11, 2009 at 6:36 AM

This sample is removed from sample build SR2(090206), so closed this bug.

wrote Feb 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM

wrote May 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM