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Application::SetUnhandledExceptionMode Method

Instructs the application how to respond to unhandled exceptions.

This member is overloaded. For complete information about this member, including syntax, usage, and examples, click a name in the overload list.

  Name Description
Public method Static member SetUnhandledExceptionMode(UnhandledExceptionMode) Instructs the application how to respond to unhandled exceptions.
Public method Static member SetUnhandledExceptionMode(UnhandledExceptionMode, Boolean) Instructs the application how to respond to unhandled exceptions, optionally applying thread-specific behavior.
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The following code example sets event handlers for exceptions that occur on Windows Forms threads and exceptions that occur on other threads. It sets SetUnhandledExceptionMode so that all exceptions are handled by the application, regardless of the settings in the application's user configuration file. It uses the ThreadException event to handle UI thread exceptions, and the UnhandledException event to handle non-UI thread exceptions. Since UnhandledException cannot prevent an application from terminating, the example simply logs the error in the application event log before termination.

This example assumes that you have defined two Button controls, button1 and button2, on your Form class.

   // Creates a class to throw the error. 
public:
   ref class ErrorHandler: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
   {
      // Inserts the code to create a form with a button. 

      // Programs the button to throw an exception when clicked. 
   private:
      void button1_Click( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
      {
         throw gcnew ArgumentException( "The parameter was invalid" );
      }

   public:
      static void Main()
      {
         // Creates an instance of the methods that will handle the exception.
         CustomExceptionHandler ^ eh = gcnew CustomExceptionHandler;

         // Adds the event handler to to the event.
         Application::ThreadException += gcnew ThreadExceptionEventHandler( eh, &Form1::CustomExceptionHandler::OnThreadException );

         // Runs the application.
         Application::Run( gcnew ErrorHandler );
      }
   };

   // Creates a class to handle the exception event.
internal:
   ref class CustomExceptionHandler
   {
      // Handles the exception event. 
   public:
      void OnThreadException( Object^ /*sender*/, ThreadExceptionEventArgs^ t )
      {
         System::Windows::Forms::DialogResult result = ::DialogResult::Cancel;
         try
         {
            result = this->ShowThreadExceptionDialog( t->Exception );
         }
         catch ( Exception^ ) 
         {
            try
            {
               MessageBox::Show( "Fatal Error", "Fatal Error", MessageBoxButtons::AbortRetryIgnore, MessageBoxIcon::Stop );
            }
            finally
            {
               Application::Exit();
            }
         }

         // Exits the program when the user clicks Abort. 
         if ( result == ::DialogResult::Abort )
         {
            Application::Exit();
         }
      }

      // Creates the error message and displays it. 
   private:
      System::Windows::Forms::DialogResult ShowThreadExceptionDialog( Exception^ e )
      {
         String^ errorMsg = "An error occurred please contact the adminstrator with the following information:\n\n";
         errorMsg = String::Concat( errorMsg, e->Message, "\n\nStack Trace:\n", e->StackTrace );
         return MessageBox::Show( errorMsg, "Application Error", MessageBoxButtons::AbortRetryIgnore, MessageBoxIcon::Stop );
      }
   };
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