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Crash reporting

Mar 5, 2012 2:29 AM

Tags: #crash #bug #monitoring #report

Hi everyone,


Is there a special way of sending crash reports from an extension? What I want is that each time a crash occurs on our users machine I receive a notification with a stack trace.


Here are my questions:


- Is there a library for this (something that would intercept all the extension crashes) and maybe let me define a url where to send the stack trace to?

- How to show a stack trace in ActionScript?

- How to intercept all exceptions extension wide?



Best regards.

-- Bastien

  • John Hawkinson
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    Mar 5, 2012 2:41 AM   in reply to B4stien

    I am not aware of anyone who has done this.

    What is your extension written in (C++, AS3, JavaScript, CSSDK, Extension Builder, AppleScript, hybrid?), and are you concerned with crashes of InDesign, or cases where your script abnormally terminates but InDesign keeps running fine?


    I assume you can catch any exceptions in AS3 with try/catch. But my AS3 knowledge is very basic, so perhaps there is more to it than that?


    Do you have to support both Windows and Macintosh?

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  • John Hawkinson
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    Mar 5, 2012 8:28 PM   in reply to B4stien


      I am definitely not a good person to be answering AS3 questions. You are probably much better off asking in the CS SDK Forum,


    I think use of try/catch really depends on how you have structured your code.


    At first I thought you were asking about the InDesign process crashing.

    Good luck.

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