arvicx arvicx - 25 days ago 8
Android Question

How to properly write a custom UncaughtExceptionHandler in Xamarin.Android

All I want to achieve is to catch exceptions on my app so that I can send them to a server. I figured out that I can do this by writing my custom UncaughtExceptionHandler base on native Android code in Java answered here in StackOverflow.

This is my CustomExceptionHandler class:

public class CustomExceptionHandler : Thread.IUncaughtExceptionHandler
{
public IntPtr Handle { get; private set; }

public CustomExceptionHandler(Thread.IUncaughtExceptionHandler exceptionHandler)
{
Handle = exceptionHandler.Handle;
}

public void UncaughtException(Thread t, Throwable e)
{
// Submit exception details to a server
...

// Display error message for local debugging purposes
Debug.WriteLine(e);
}

public void Dispose()
{
throw new NotImplementedException();
}
}


Then I used this class to set the DefaultUncaughtExceptionHandler in my Activity:

// Set the default exception handler to a custom one
Thread.DefaultUncaughtExceptionHandler = new CustomExceptionHandler(
Thread.DefaultUncaughtExceptionHandler);


I don't know what is wrong with this approach, it did build but I got an InvalidCastException on runtime.

Error Image

I have the same Thread.IUncaughtExceptionHandler interface types for my CustomExceptionHandler and the DefaultUncaughtExceptionHandler, but why am I getting this error? Please enlighten me. Thank you.

Answer Source

And it strikes again :D This is a common mistake. You have to inherit Java.Lang.Object if you implement Java interfaces.

public class CustomExceptionHandler : Java.Lang.Object, Thread.IUncaughtExceptionHandler
{
    public void UncaughtException(Thread t, Throwable e)
    {
        // Submit exception details to a server
        ...

        // Display error message for local debugging purposes
        Debug.WriteLine(e);
    }
}