Show error message to user

Hi

In my plugin there is a point that users can get a exception like "Strinh index out of bounds"

Right now it just stack trace on the screen:

java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1
	at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1938)
 
Is there a way we show messages to user instead of showing a stack trace.
 Please let me know.
Thanks
Abe

4 answers

It depends on the context, for workflow actions etc yes, for services or listeners etc, no. So it depends what type of plugin you have.

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The programmer in me is screaming for you to catch the cases that cause the string to go out of bounds and either prevent it or code a proper response to it.

Exactly Nic. I am catching but how do I show users a friendly message. In my plugin user enters a string I take the string process it and show results.

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Depends on what your plugin is. Is it a validator? They have ways to return a nice message to the user. For things like listeners and post-function, there's no feedback (other than a stack dump) because you're not expected to handle it.

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