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, 16 Jan 2009 CPOL
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A very small and easy C# + PHP bug report system.



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


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:

static void Main()

    Application.ThreadException +=
    AppDomain.CurrentDomain.UnhandledException +=
      new UnhandledExceptionEventHandler(CurrentDomain_UnhandledException);

    Application.Run(new Form1());

static void Application_ThreadException(object sender,
            System.Threading.ThreadExceptionEventArgs e) {

static void CurrentDomain_UnhandledException(object sender,
                          UnhandledExceptionEventArgs e) {

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 " +
    postData.Add("error", error.GetType().Name);
    postData.Add("text", error.ToString());

Uri(""), 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, you can add that URL to your favorite feed reader to keep informed of the errors that occurs in your application.


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.


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
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 21:30 
AnswerRe: Enter - '\n' ? PinmemberFco. Javier Marin14-Jan-09 0:59 
Thanks for your comment Big Grin | :-D
You can send the text parameter as HTML code, in fact this would be the ideal choice. The RSS reader would show the error log well-formatted and readable.
For example, you can do this:

postData.Add("text", error.ToString().Replace("\n","<br />"));

To preserve the original line breaks

GeneralRe: Enter - '\n' ? PinmemberMystery12314-Jan-09 2:13 
AnswerRe: Enter - '\n' ? PinmemberMario_F20-Jan-09 15:32 
GeneralArticle PinmemberNedim Sabic12-Jan-09 0:55 
GeneralRe: Article PinmemberFco. Javier Marin12-Jan-09 1:02 
GeneralNo internet connection PinmemberJohnny J.11-Jan-09 1:05 
GeneralRe: No internet connection PinmemberFco. Javier Marin11-Jan-09 1:10 
QuestionWhy PHP? Pinmemberbobfox10-Jan-09 11:45 
AnswerRe: Why PHP? PinmemberFco. Javier Marin11-Jan-09 0:14 

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