I need to implement an automated exception report system… it’s about time!

I use the Exception Handling Block from PAG, so exceptions anywhere in my application generate a nice (full of data) XML file for me to use after the fact to track down the problem… but that file gets written to the user’s local machine… so I have to ask folks to send it to me via email. What I need to implement is some system to upload those reports to me either automatically or on-demand…. Perhaps on application start I should check for the existance of an ‘exception file’, ask the user if they would like to submit a bug report into our bug tracking software… attach the file and then delete it?

Yeah, that might work…

Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I'm the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

1 thought on “I need to implement an automated exception report system… it’s about time!”

  1. That sound like a good way to do it.

    Another cool idea might be to try to plug into Dr Watson (I’m not even sure if that’s possible, just a thought). That tries to upload a log when an unhandled exception occurs in a program. Might be something worth looking into.

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