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Posted 7 Jan 2008

How To Remove noisy ASP.Net Error page

, 7 Jan 2008
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Remove noisy ASP.Net Error page


When I start web development in general first thing all programmers and communities say that you shouldn’t every show detailed errors for end user clients but ASP.NET error page it more than detailed where some time show source code content or tables names in case programmer don’t use n-tier style, so after good study in ASP.NEt I figure good way to hide errors from hacker, or any bad Guy ;-) which goes in next steps below:


1- Add special web.config tags

2- Build error handler class.

3- Create Custom error page

4- Log error on system event log.

In Action

Step one

In web.config file add following tag in system.web section:

<customErrors mode=”On” defaultRedirect=”~/CustomError.aspx” />

Step Two

Create error handler class:

public class M3MErrorHandler : IHttpModule


public void Init(HttpApplication app)


app.Error += new EventHandler(app_Error);


protcted void app_Error(object sender, EventArgs e)


HttpApplication app = (HttpApplication)app;

HttpContext context = app.Context;

Exception error = context.Serve.GetLastError().GetBaseException();


CompilationSection compilationConfig = (CompilationSection)WebConfigurationManager.GetWebApplicationSection(“system.web/compilation”);

if (compilationConfig.Debug) context.Server.Transfer(“~/Debug.aspx”);




public void Dispose()

{ }




Step Three

Create Two pages each one for debug information display other for public use that show error note.

Step Four

In Gloabls.asax

Record error into event log using system log in side Application_Error event

as follow

Exception x = Server.GetLastError().GetBaseException();
EventLog.WriteEntry(LOG_SOURCE, x.ToString(), EventLogEntryType.Error);

Thats all :)


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