Exception Handling Application Block Configuration Settings

Topics: Exception Handling Application Block
Jun 9, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Is it possible to define Exception Handling Application block setting i.e. exception policy, exception types and handlers in code behind instead of using configuration file?

Jun 10, 2010 at 5:48 AM

Yes, you can achieve this by utilizing EntLib 5 Fluent Configuration API. See the documentation for more details and sample http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff664363(v=PandP.50).aspx

Gino Terrado
Global Technology and Solutions
Avanade, Inc.

Jun 10, 2010 at 4:40 PM

thanks Gino, this is what I need but the problem is I am using EntLib 4.1. Is there any similar API exist in EntLib 4.1 or any other way to achieve this?


Jun 11, 2010 at 1:15 AM

The fluent interface is not available in 4.1 so you need to do something like this:

ExceptionHandlingSettings exceptionHandlingSettings = new ExceptionHandlingSettings();
 //create the Exception Policy
ExceptionPolicyData exceptionPolicy = new ExceptionPolicyData("Exception Policy");
//create the Exception Type to handle
ExceptionTypeData exceptionType = new ExceptionTypeData("Exception", typeof(Exception).FullName, PostHandlingAction.ThrowNewException);
//create the exception handler to associate to the exception type
ReplaceHandlerData replaceHandler = new ReplaceHandlerData("Replace Handler", "replaced", typeof(ApplicationException).FullName);

//add the exception handler to the ExceptionTypeData
//add the exception type to the exception policy
//add the exception policy to the ExceptionHandlingSettings

DictionaryConfigurationSource configSource = new DictionaryConfigurationSource();
configSource.Add(ExceptionHandlingSettings.SectionName, exceptionHandlingSettings);

//sample code on how to utilize the DictionaryConfigurationSource           
       //code which might throw an exception
catch(Exception ex)
      ExceptionPolicyFactory factory = new ExceptionPolicyFactory(configSource);
      ExceptionPolicyImpl exceptionPolicyImpl = factory.Create("Exception Policy");
      bool rethrow = exceptionPolicyImpl.HandleException(ex);
      if (rethrow)

Hope this helps.

Sarah Urmeneta
Global Technology and Solutions
Avanade, Inc.