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Use jQuery to catch and display MR AJAX errors

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This post influenced Dave Ward’s post to replicate the behavior that he discussed within MonoRail application.  To mimic this behavior I created a method call RenderJsonError(Exception ex) inside my base controller (I want to reuse this method)

public abstract class AbstractBaseController: ARSmartDispatcherController{
   private void RenderJsonError(Exception ex){
      Response.StatusCode = 500;
      Response.ContentType = "application/json; charset=utf-8";

      // I love this Framework :)
      var json = Context.Services.JSONSerializer.Serialize(
         new ErrorObject(){
            Message = e.Message,
            StackTrace = e.StackTrace


From the code above look like I need to create a dummy DTO class ErrorObject and hand it over to JSONSerializer service instead of doing string escape/string concat myself :) MR use Newtonsoft.Json.dll behind the scene.

public abstract class AbstractBaseController: ARSmartDispatcherController{
  internal class ErrorObject{
     public string Message { get; set; }
     public string StackTrace { get; set; }

Now let through some booms back to client

public class HomeController: AbstractBaseController{
   public void Index(){
          throw new Exception("Boom ! boom !");
      }catch(Exception ex){

That work ! however if you don’t want to deal with try{..} catch {..} then combine this technique with RescueAttribute describe in my previous post.

Written by Chorn Sokun

October 2, 2009 at 12:58 am

Posted in MonoRail

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  1. Hi,

    You use ex as argument, yet you use e when accesing the exception:

    RenderJsonError(Exception ex){

    Message = e.Message,
    StackTrace = e.StackTrace



    March 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm

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