The MStatus class does not exist in the Maya .NET API. Functions that return an MStatus in C++ have been converted to void functions or return a boolean in C# to indicate special cases to Maya; for example, if Maya is expected to do processing in place of the plug-in. In the .NET API, these functions return true in place of MStatus.kSuccess and false otherwise.
The following function returns false instead of MStatus.kFailure:
The following functions return false instead of MStatus.kUnknownParameter:
The following functions return false instead of MStatus.kNotImplemented:
The following function returns false instead of MStatus.kNotFound
This behavior also applies to the Maya functions that a plug-in calls. For instance, a function that in C++ returns kFailure in case of a failure instead throws an exception of type ApplicationException in C#. The following are the possible types of exceptions:
When Maya calls a function of your plug-in (for example, the virtual method doIt() of a MPxCommand derived class), it always wraps the call with a try-catch clause. When it catches an exception thrown either by your function or by a Maya function that your function calls, a message box appears and displays the details of the exception, including the callstack, which may be very useful for debugging.