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Crash Reporting in .NET

Posted by Ricibald on August 6th, 2013

In your .NET windows application you can’t catch all exceptions. There are critical exceptions that leaves your application inconsistent: in this case let your app crash.

But wait… and error reports? You have two alternatives:

  • use the native Microsoft solution: Windows Error Reporting (WER). It’s not easy to customize but it’s fully integrated in Win OS (i.e. when your application freezes). Here how to use WER.
  • use an off-the-shelf crash reporting library:

Note: if your application is an ASP.NET application, just use the excellent ELMAH

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