System.NullReferenceException from GetFaultAction

Topics: Exception Handling Application Block, Logging Application Block
Jun 13, 2010 at 10:38 PM

WCF Exception Shielding works fine except for the fact it always writes this to the event log when it handles an exception.

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Tip Management
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1
Date:  6/13/2010
Time:  3:30:46 PM
User:  N/A
Computer: FTETIP002
Timestamp: 6/13/2010 10:30:46 PM
Message: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.WCF.ExceptionShieldingErrorHandler.GetFaultAction(FaultContractWrapperException faultContractWrapper)
   at Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.WCF.ExceptionShieldingErrorHandler.HandleFault(Exception error, Message& fault, Guid handlingInstanceId, FaultContractWrapperException faultContractWrapper)
   at Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.WCF.ExceptionShieldingErrorHandler.ProcessUnhandledException(Exception originalException, Exception unhandledException, Message& fault)
   at Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.WCF.ExceptionShieldingErrorHandler.ProvideFault(Exception error, MessageVersion version, Message& fault)
Category: General
Priority: -1
EventId: 1
Severity: Information
Machine: FTETIP002
Application Domain: TipManagement.exe
Process Id: 6184
Process Name: C:\Program Files\Raytheon Company\Raytheon Tip Management\TipManagement.exe
Win32 Thread Id: 5972
Thread Name:
Extended Properties: HandlingInstance ID: - 31000e87-12e5-4593-9151-c0414393636a

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Jun 15, 2010 at 1:16 PM


Could you post your configuration here. Thanks. 

Gino Terrado
Global Technology and Solutions
Avanade, Inc.


Jun 15, 2010 at 3:45 PM

David J Ryan
Principal Systems Engineer
714.446.2126 office
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From: "AvanadeSupport" <>
Date: 06/15/2010 06:18 AM
Subject: Re: System.NullReferenceException from GetFaultAction [entlib:215879]

From: AvanadeSupport


Could you post your configuration here. Thanks.

Gino Terrado
Global Technology and Solutions
Avanade, Inc.

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Jun 16, 2010 at 2:44 AM

I'm unable to see your configuration file.  Can you instead send a sample project which repro this? 

Sarah Urmeneta
Global Technology and Solutions
Avanade, Inc.