Windows Error Reporting - no support for managed applications

I've read with some excitement about the ability for ISVs to hook into Microsoft's Windows Error Reporting.

Windows Error Reporting is the set of Microsoft® Windows® technologies implemented in Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 operating systems. Windows Error Reports (WER) captures software crash data and supports end-user reporting of crash information. Microsoft is now providing the ISV community with access to WER through Winqual. ISVs can now access this crash information to analyze and respond directly to their customer problems.

seems great, I'm sure it's one of the best ways to raise the quality of your applications. I'd love to register, I almost did, but I can't.

What's the problem... there's no support for managed applications.

I think this is a big mistake. If the message from Microsoft is that the CLR is the development platform, then related support infrastructure should target the CLR. No?


  • I think this merits a "WTF?"

    you are right, dot net should work with this !

  • I remember asking this same thing (for the WiX toolset) and thought I was told they were working on it. I haven't asked in a long time, but I can only hope error reporting is being built in. I wonder if anyone in the public space would know and could comment on the current status of this feature for managed code.

  • .NET should definately work with this - Ive actually just had to write a small plugin for all of our applications which will fire of an error report any time a ThreadException occurs (i.e. an unhandled exception within the app), if I could of used this it would of saved a lot of time :@

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