Preparing my app for ERROR

cwnonthehill

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Hey guys,

I have completed work on my application, and during testing here in the office it occasionally will throw an Unhandled Exception error, mainly related to Crystal Reports which I know I can remedy by having CR installed on the end-user's PC. The one thing I find odd is that in those error logs you can actually see the location of my project folder, which is a major security issue here. My question is, how can I PROPERLY prepare my application with error handling for any possible unknowns that I might not be aware of?

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CWN
 

cwnonthehill

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Hi,

You need to implement Try / Catch / Finally statements at the appropriate points in your code to deal with your problem. Have a look here:-

Try...Catch...Finally Statement (Visual Basic)

Cheers,

Ian
Thanks for your reply Ian,
I have Try/Catch/Finally statements in my application, but those don't account for Errors of the sort I am unprepared for. Is there a way to globally handle these types of errors? For instance, the Application Events in VS2010 looks like what I might be needing...

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CWN
 

cwnonthehill

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Hi,

I have not had to deal with errors at this level before, but after a quick look, it seems like this is what you need to look into:-

My.Application.UnhandledException Event

Cheers,

Ian
That's what I've been considering, but I'd like to know if it is working somehow. Not sure how to test this unless i can TELL my app to throw an error for testing purposes? Also, I am trying to use my app.config file to enable error logging using the FileLog and EventLog, but when attempting to add the "custom=" and "customlocation=" to the FileLogWriter it says those attributes are not allowed?

Thanks,
Chris
 

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Hi Chris,

Apologies, but that one is a bit beyond my knowledge at my current experience level in .NET so I am going to have to defer to one of the forum experts here to try and help you further.

Hope you get the answer you need. Good luck.

Cheers,

Ian
 

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Not sure how to test this unless i can TELL my app to throw an error for testing purposes?
Use the Throw Statement (Visual Basic)
Also, I am trying to use my app.config file to enable error logging using the FileLog and EventLog, but when attempting to add the "custom=" and "customlocation=" to the FileLogWriter it says those attributes are not allowed?
You probably mean location="Custom". VS warns that it can't find those attributes in its schema. They are still valid, refers to properties of the FileLogTraceListener class, and works fine at runtime.
 
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