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Small and easy bug report system

By , 16 Jan 2009
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Introduction

A small bug tracking system, easy to implement and efficient.

Background

The system uses a PHP file and a SQLite database on a remote server to read and write errors captured.

Using the Code

To send an error, you simply have to make a POST request to the file bugs.php, specifying the parameters "program", "error", and "text". For example, to send all the non captured Exceptions in a program, you could do something like this:

[STAThread]
static void Main()
{
    Application.EnableVisualStyles();
    Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false);

    Application.ThreadException +=
      new
System.Threading.ThreadExceptionEventHandler(Application_ThreadException);
    AppDomain.CurrentDomain.UnhandledException +=
      new UnhandledExceptionEventHandler(CurrentDomain_UnhandledException);

    Application.Run(new Form1());
}

static void Application_ThreadException(object sender,
            System.Threading.ThreadExceptionEventArgs e) {
    SendException(e.Exception);
}

static void CurrentDomain_UnhandledException(object sender,
                          UnhandledExceptionEventArgs e) {
    SendException((Exception)e.ExceptionObject);
}

static void SendException(Exception error) {
    System.Net.WebClient webclient = new System.Net.WebClient();
    System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection postData =
               new System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection(5);

    postData.Add("program", "Example version " +
                 Application.ProductVersion);
    postData.Add("error", error.GetType().Name);
    postData.Add("text", error.ToString());

    webclient.UploadValues(new
Uri("http://www.example.com/bugs.php"), postData); }

To know the errors that have been sent, you can access them easily through any RSS reader, which allows viewing in a short time, and easily and conveniently. For example, if your PHP file is in www.example.com/bugs.php, you can add that URL to your favorite feed reader to keep informed of the errors that occurs in your application.

Update

Now you can set a password in the PHP file to prevent anyone can read the error log. Furthermore, it has functionality to delete individual records or the complete database.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

Fco. Javier Marin
CEO
Spain Spain
I'm a young entrepreneur from Cartagena (Spain). I'm the creator and owner of some popular websites like Chuletas and Wikiteka.
 
Currently, I'm working on Ideatic, a company for Internet and software develop.

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionEnter - '\n' ? PinmemberMystery12313-Jan-09 20:30 
AnswerRe: Enter - '\n' ? PinmemberFco. Javier Marin13-Jan-09 23:59 
GeneralRe: Enter - '\n' ? PinmemberMystery12314-Jan-09 1:13 
AnswerRe: Enter - '\n' ? PinmemberMario_F20-Jan-09 14:32 
GeneralArticle PinmemberNedim Sabic11-Jan-09 23:55 
GeneralRe: Article PinmemberFco. Javier Marin12-Jan-09 0:02 
GeneralNo internet connection PinmemberJohnny J.11-Jan-09 0:05 
GeneralRe: No internet connection PinmemberFco. Javier Marin11-Jan-09 0:10 
Yes, but you can wrap the code with a try block and show an error or simply ignore the exception
 

QuestionWhy PHP? Pinmemberbobfox10-Jan-09 10:45 
AnswerRe: Why PHP? PinmemberFco. Javier Marin10-Jan-09 23:14 

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