dnc253 dnc253 - 5 months ago 34
Javascript Question

How to override $exceptionHandler implementation

There are some extra things we want to do anytime a javascript exception is thrown.

From the docs on

$exceptionHandler
:


Any uncaught exception in angular expressions is delegated to this service. The default implementation simply delegates to $log.error which logs it into the browser console.


The fact that it says "default implementation" makes me think there's a way we can provide our own implementation for the service, and do the stuff we want when an exception is thrown. My question is, how do you do this? How can we keep all exceptions going to this service, but then provide functionality we want to happen?

Answer

Another option I've found for this is to "decorate" the $exceptionHandler through the $provide.decorator function. This provides you with a reference to the original implementation if you want to use it as part of your custom implementation. So, you can do something like this:

mod.config(function($provide) {
    $provide.decorator("$exceptionHandler", ['$delegate', function($delegate) {
        return function(exception, cause) {
            $delegate(exception, cause);
            alert(exception.message);
        };
    }]);
});

It will do what the original exception handler does, plus custom functionality.

See this updated fiddle.