Cathing (and viewing) the uncaught exception.

Posted on 2003-03-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-10

    I am working on a DLL to integrate with a server written by a partner company.  And I am running into some trouble.  Anyways,  somewhere in my code, an exception is being thrown (but only when it is run in a multi-threaded environment) I have set up a try{}catch(...){} block to catch the exception, but I am getting nowhere and REALY want to see what the exception that is being thrown is.  Is there a way to get the exception?


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At a guess, you're using a Windows system.  What compiler are you using?  On Visual C++, you could invoke the debugger in the catch with 'DebugBreak();' or '__asm { int 3};

If you are using Solaris, you can stop on the throw instructions.  There is something very similar on the HPUX debugger.

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     Yeah, Windows with Visual C++ 6.  That is part of the problem.  The Exception is only thrown when used in the client app (which I don't have source for)  or is there some way, I can run the client app,  with the DLL in the debugger?

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When your system throws an exception, doesn't it ask you whether you wish to debug or not?  I thought that if you installed VC, it would normally ask you, unless it is some setting that I've switched on by mistake and was totally unaware of.  It normally pops up a dialog box and if you say you wish to debug, it launches the debugger.
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