Your Windows Phone App Has Crashed? Or has it? How do you really know? And what kind of clues can you get to why it crashed?
Crash Reporting was just added to the Windows Phone App Hub recently. With Crash Reporting you can
see how many of your apps of crashed, when, and get the stack dump of the associated crash.
To see Crash Reports for
my applications, you must first login to my account at
Navigate to the
Windows Phone area via "My Dashboard -> Windows Phone".
At the Windows Phone homebase, you will see "App Highlights"
with a Recent Crashes count indicator on the right hand side.
As you can see below, my "Sharp as a Marble Reader" has had a
recent crash. (yes my downloads suck, no one must like
To get more info on the crash, click on the counter for the Crash Report (in
this case 1). You will be navigated to the Crash Count (Beta) detail
screen. Note if you click on the app name you will get your application publishing details, instead of the crash info.
Here you can see a timeline of your crashes for one particular app, or all apps
if you change your drop down. You may also change the date range of
the crash report. See the screen below.
Detailed crash results can be informative. Click on the "stack traces" download button, and
a spreadsheet will download containing all of the crash details for a particular application. Detail for a single line of
crash data is contained below. You can see the App Name, App Id, App Version,
Problem Function, and the stack dump around it. Hopefully the stack dump data will give you some ideas on
where your app might be crashing. One line of the stack data (copied and
paste/transposed) is shown below.
Frame Image Function Offset
0 coredll.dll xxx_RaiseException 19
4 TransitionStub 0
5 System.Net.Browser.AsyncHelper.BeginOnUI 580
6 System.Net.Browser.ClientHttpWebRequest.EndGetResponse 196
7 PointAbout.Mashup.FeedModuleDataProvider.ReadCallback 412
8 .__c__DisplayClassa._InvokeGetResponseCallback_b__8 76
9 .WorkItem.doWork 260
10 System.Threading.Timer.ring 296
17 coredll.dll ThreadBaseFunc 144
Getting the stack dump is nice,
and eyeballing it can help you troubleshoot problems.
Anyone got really good resources on
how to work with stackdumps? I've emailed out some of my PFE friends, if they respond back I'll let you know.