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CallbackBehaviorAttribute.IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies that general unhandled execution exceptions are to be converted into a FaultException<TDetail>of type String and sent as a fault message. Set this to true only during development to troubleshoot a service.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public bool IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if unhandled exceptions are to be returned as SOAP faults; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Set IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults to true to enable exception information to flow back to services for debugging purposes when possible. This is a development-only feature and should not be employed in deployed services. These faults appear to the calling service as FaultException objects.

Important noteImportant Note:

Setting IncludeExceptionDetailInFaultsto true enables services to obtain information about internal client callback exceptions; it is only recommended as a way of temporarily debugging a duplex client application.

The following code example shows a CallbackBehaviorAttribute on a callback object that uses the SynchronizationContext object to determine which thread to marshal to, the ValidateMustUnderstand property to enforce message validation, and the IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults property to return exceptions as FaultException objects to the service for debugging purposes.

using System;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.ServiceModel.Channels;
using System.Threading;

namespace Microsoft.WCF.Documentation
{
  [CallbackBehaviorAttribute(
   IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults= true, 
    UseSynchronizationContext=true,
    ValidateMustUnderstand=true
  )]
  public class Client : SampleDuplexHelloCallback
  {
    AutoResetEvent waitHandle;

    public Client()
    {
      waitHandle = new AutoResetEvent(false);
    }

    public void Run()
    {
      // Picks up configuration from the configuration file.
      SampleDuplexHelloClient wcfClient
        = new SampleDuplexHelloClient(new InstanceContext(this), "WSDualHttpBinding_SampleDuplexHello");
      try
      {
        Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.White;
        Console.WriteLine("Enter a greeting to send and press ENTER: ");
        Console.Write(">>> ");
        Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Green;
        string greeting = Console.ReadLine();
        Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.White;
        Console.WriteLine("Called service with: \r\n\t" + greeting);
        wcfClient.Hello(greeting);
        Console.WriteLine("Execution passes service call and moves to the WaitHandle.");
        this.waitHandle.WaitOne();
        Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Blue;
        Console.WriteLine("Set was called.");
        Console.Write("Press ");
        Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Red;
        Console.Write("ENTER");
        Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Blue;
        Console.Write(" to exit...");
        Console.ReadLine();
      }
      catch (TimeoutException timeProblem)
      {
        Console.WriteLine("The service operation timed out. " + timeProblem.Message);
        Console.ReadLine();
      }
      catch (CommunicationException commProblem)
      {
        Console.WriteLine("There was a communication problem. " + commProblem.Message);
        Console.ReadLine();
      }
    }
    public static void Main()
    {
      Client client = new Client();
      client.Run();
    }

    public void Reply(string response)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("Received output.");
      Console.WriteLine("\r\n\t" + response);
      this.waitHandle.Set();
    }
  }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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