catcher 0.3.23
catcher: ^0.3.23

Flutter Android iOS web

Plugin for error catching. Allows handling errors when they're not catched by developer. Plugin provides multiple handlers for errors.

Catcher #

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Catcher is Flutter plugin which automatically catches error/exceptions and handle them. Catcher offers multiple way to handle errors. Catcher is heavily inspired from ACRA: https://github.com/ACRA/acra. Catcher supports Android, iOS and Web platforms.

Install #

Add this line to your pubspec.yaml:

dependencies:
  catcher: ^0.3.23

Then run this command:

$ flutter packages get

Then add this import:

import 'package:catcher/catcher.dart';

Table of contents #

Platform support
Basic example
Catcher usage
Adding navigator key
Catcher configuration
Report catched exception
Localization

Report modes

Handlers

Test Exception
Explicit exception report handler map
Explicit exception report mode map
Error widget
Current config
Update config

Platform support #

Catcher supports Android, iOS and Web platforms. Due to issues with web framework state and missing plugins, web implementation offers less features than mobile. Here is features support table: | Feature | Android | iOS | Web | |:---------------------------:|:-------:|:---:|:---:| | Application data in report | ✔️ | ✔️ | ❌ | | Console handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Discord handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Email auto handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ❌ | | File handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ❌ | | Http handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Sentry handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Slack handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ❌ | | Toast handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Notifications handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ❌️ | | Crashlytics handler | ✔️ | ✔️ | ❌️ | | Dialog report mode | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Page report mode | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Silent report mode | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Explicit report mode map | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Explicit report handler map | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ | | Error widget | ✔️ | ✔️ | ✔️ |

Features supported may change in future, due to web framework and plugins intensive development.

Basic example #

Basic example utilizes debug config with Dialog Report Mode and Console Handler and release config with Dialog Report Mode and Email Manual Handler.

To start using Catcher, you have to:

  1. Create Catcher configuration (you can use only debug config at start)
  2. Create Catcher instance and pass your root widget along with catcher configuration
  3. Add navigator key to MaterialApp or CupertinoApp

Here is complete example:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:catcher/catcher.dart';

main() {
  /// STEP 1. Create catcher configuration. 
  /// Debug configuration with dialog report mode and console handler. It will show dialog and once user accepts it, error will be shown   /// in console.
  CatcherOptions debugOptions =
      CatcherOptions(DialogReportMode(), [ConsoleHandler()]);
      
  /// Release configuration. Same as above, but once user accepts dialog, user will be prompted to send email with crash to support.
  CatcherOptions releaseOptions = CatcherOptions(DialogReportMode(), [
    EmailManualHandler(["support@email.com"])
  ]);

  /// STEP 2. Pass your root widget (MyApp) along with Catcher configuration:
  Catcher(MyApp(), debugConfig: debugOptions, releaseConfig: releaseOptions);
}

class MyApp extends StatefulWidget {
  @override
  _MyAppState createState() => _MyAppState();
}

class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {
  @override
  void initState() {
    super.initState();
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      /// STEP 3. Add navigator key from Catcher. It will be used to navigate user to report page or to show dialog.
      navigatorKey: Catcher.navigatorKey,
      home: Scaffold(
          appBar: AppBar(
            title: const Text('Plugin example app'),
          ),
          body: ChildWidget()),
    );
  }
}

class ChildWidget extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Container(
            child: FlatButton(
                child: Text("Generate error"),
                onPressed: () => generateError()));
  }

  generateError() async {
    throw "Test exception";
  }
}

If you run this code you will see screen with "Generate error" button on the screen. After clicking on it, it will generate test exception, which will be handled by Catcher. Before Catcher process exception to handler, it will show dialog with information for user. This dialog is shown because we have used DialogReportHandler. Once user confirms action in this dialog, report will be send to console handler which will log to console error informations.


Dialog with default confirmation message

I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.527271 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] ============================== CATCHER LOG ==============================
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.527742 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] Crash occured on 2019-02-09 12:40:20.424286
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.527827 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] 
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.527908 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] ------- DEVICE INFO -------
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528233 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] id: PSR1.180720.061
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528337 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] androidId: 726e4abc58dde277
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528431 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] board: goldfish_x86
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528512 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] bootloader: unknown
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528595 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] brand: google
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528694 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] device: generic_x86
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528774 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] display: sdk_gphone_x86-userdebug 9 PSR1.180720.061 5075414 dev-keys
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528855 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] fingerprint: google/sdk_gphone_x86/generic_x86:9/PSR1.180720.061/5075414:userdebug/dev-keys
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.528939 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] hardware: ranchu
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.529023 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] host: vped9.mtv.corp.google.com
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.529813 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] isPsychicalDevice: false
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.530178 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] manufacturer: Google
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.530345 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] model: Android SDK built for x86
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.530443 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] product: sdk_gphone_x86
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.530610 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] tags: dev-keys
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.530713 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] type: userdebug
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.530825 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] versionBaseOs: 
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.530922 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] versionCodename: REL
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.531074 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] versionIncremental: 5075414
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.531573 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] versionPreviewSdk: 0
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.531659 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] versionRelase: 9
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.531740 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] versionSdk: 28
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.531870 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] versionSecurityPatch: 2018-08-05
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532002 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] 
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532078 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] ------- APP INFO -------
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532167 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] version: 1.0
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532250 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] appName: catcher_example
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532345 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] buildNumber: 1
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532426 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] packageName: com.jhomlala.catcherexample
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532667 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] 
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.532944 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] ---------- ERROR ----------
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.533096 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] Test exception
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.533179 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] 
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.533257 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] ------- STACK TRACE -------
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.533695 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #0      ChildWidget.generateError (package:catcher_example/file_example.dart:62:5)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.533799 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] <asynchronous suspension>
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.533879 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #1      ChildWidget.build.<anonymous closure> (package:catcher_example/file_example.dart:53:61)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534149 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #2      _InkResponseState._handleTap (package:flutter/src/material/ink_well.dart:507:14)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534230 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #3      _InkResponseState.build.<anonymous closure> (package:flutter/src/material/ink_well.dart:562:30)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534321 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #4      GestureRecognizer.invokeCallback (package:flutter/src/gestures/recognizer.dart:102:24)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534419 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #5      TapGestureRecognizer._checkUp (package:flutter/src/gestures/tap.dart:242:9)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534524 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #6      TapGestureRecognizer.handlePrimaryPointer (package:flutter/src/gestures/tap.dart:175:7)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534608 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #7      PrimaryPointerGestureRecognizer.handleEvent (package:flutter/src/gestures/recognizer.dart:315:9)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534686 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #8      PointerRouter._dispatch (package:flutter/src/gestures/pointer_router.dart:73:12)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534765 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #9      PointerRouter.route (package:flutter/src/gestures/pointer_router.dart:101:11)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534843 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #10     _WidgetsFlutterBinding&BindingBase&GestureBinding.handleEvent (package:flutter/src/gestures/binding.dart:180:19)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.534973 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #11     _WidgetsFlutterBinding&BindingBase&GestureBinding.dispatchEvent (package:flutter/src/gestures/binding.dart:158:22)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.535052 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #12     _WidgetsFlutterBinding&BindingBase&GestureBinding._handlePointerEvent (package:flutter/src/gestures/binding.dart:138:7)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.535136 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #13     _WidgetsFlutterBinding&BindingBase&GestureBinding._flushPointerEventQueue (package:flutter/src/gestures/binding.dart:101:7)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.535216 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #14     _WidgetsFlutterBinding&BindingBase&GestureBinding._handlePointerDataPacket (package:flutter/src/gestures/binding.dart:85:7)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.535600 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #15     _rootRunUnary (dart:async/zone.dart:1136:13)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.535753 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #16     _CustomZone.runUnary (dart:async/zone.dart:1029:19)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.536008 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #17     _CustomZone.runUnaryGuarded (dart:async/zone.dart:931:7)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.536138 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #18     _invoke1 (dart:ui/hooks.dart:170:10)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.536271 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] #19     _dispatchPointerDataPacket (dart:ui/hooks.dart:122:5)
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.536375 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] 
I/flutter ( 7457): [2019-02-09 12:40:21.536539 | ConsoleHandler | INFO] ======================================================================

Console handler output

Catcher usage #

Adding navigator key #

In order to make work Page Report Mode and Dialog Report Mode, you must include navigator key. Catcher plugin exposes key which must be included in your MaterialApp or WidgetApp:

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      //********************************************
      navigatorKey: Catcher.navigatorKey,
      //********************************************
      home: Scaffold(
          appBar: AppBar(
            title: const Text('Plugin example app'),
          ),
          body: ChildWidget()),
    );
  }

You need to provide this key, because Catcher needs context of navigator to show dialogs/pages. There is no need to include this navigator key if you won't use Page/Dialog Report Mode. You can also provide your own navigator key if need to. You can provide it with Catcher constructor (see below). Please check custom navigator key example to see basic example.

Catcher configuration #

Catcher instance needs 1 required and 3 optional parameters.

  • rootWidget (required) - instance of your root application widget
  • debugConfig (optional) - config used when Catcher detects that application runs in debug mode
  • releaseConfig (optional) - config used when Catcher detects that application runs in release mode
  • profileConfig (optional) - config used when Catcher detects that application runs in profile mode
  • enableLogger (optional) - enable/disable internal Catcher logs
  • navigatorKey (optional) - provide optional navigator key from outside of Catcher
  • ensureInitialized (optional) - should Catcher run WidgetsFlutterBinding.ensureInitialized() during initialization
main() {
  CatcherOptions debugOptions =
  CatcherOptions(DialogReportMode(), [ConsoleHandler()]);
  CatcherOptions releaseOptions = CatcherOptions(DialogReportMode(), [
    EmailManualHandler(["recipient@email.com"])
  ]);
  CatcherOptions profileOptions = CatcherOptions(
    NotificationReportMode(), [ConsoleHandler(), ToastHandler()],
    handlerTimeout: 10000, customParameters: {"example": "example_parameter"},);
  Catcher(MyApp(), debugConfig: debugOptions, releaseConfig: releaseOptions, profileConfig: profileOptions, enableLogger: false, navigatorKey: navigatorKey);
}

CatcherOptions parameters: reportMode - describes how error report will be shown to user, see report modes to get more informations handlers - list of handlers, which will process report, see handlers to get more informations handlerTimeout - timeout in milliseconds, this parameter describes max time of handling report by handler customParameters - map of additional parameters that will be included in report (for example user id or user name)

Report catched exception #

Catcher won't process exceptions catched in try/catch block. You can send exception from try catch block to Catcher:

try {
  ...
} catch (error,stackTrace) {
  Catcher.reportCheckedError(error, stackTrace);
}

Localization #

Catcher allows to create localizations for Report modes. To add localization support, you need setup few things:

Add navigatorKey in your MaterialApp:

 navigatorKey: Catcher.navigatorKey,

Add flutter localizations delegates and locales in your MaterialApp:

 localizationsDelegates: [
        GlobalMaterialLocalizations.delegate,
        GlobalWidgetsLocalizations.delegate,
      ],
      supportedLocales: [
        const Locale('en', 'US'),
        const Locale('pl', 'PL'),
      ],

Add localizationOptions in catcherOptions:

CatcherOptions(
...
    localizationOptions: [
        LocalizationOptions("pl", notificationReportModeTitle: "My translation" ...),
        LocalizationOptions("de", notificationReportModeTitle: "My translation" ...),
    ]
)

You can add translate for given parameters:

  final String notificationReportModeTitle; // notification report mode title
  final String notificationReportModeContent; // notification report mode subtitle

  final String dialogReportModeTitle; // dialog report mode title
  final String dialogReportModeDescription; // dialog report mode description
  final String dialogReportModeAccept; // dialog report mode accept button
  final String dialogReportModeCancel; // dialog report mode cancel button

  final String pageReportModeTitle; // page report mode toolbar title
  final String pageReportModeDescription; // page report mode description
  final String pageReportModeAccept; // page report mode accept button
  final String pageReportModeCancel; // page report mode cancel button

If you want to override default english texts, just add simply localization options for "en" language.

There are build in support for languages:

  • english
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultEnglishOptions();
  • chinese
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultChineseOptions();
  • hindi
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultHindiOptions();
  • spanish
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultSpanishOptions();
  • malay
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultMalayOptions();
  • russian
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultRussianOptions();
  • portuguese
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultPortugueseOptions();
  • french
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultFrenchOptions();
  • polish
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultPolishOptions();
  • italian
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultItalianOptions();
  • korean
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultKoreanOptions();
  • dutch
LocalizationOptions.buildDefaultDutchOptions();

Complete Example:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:catcher/catcher.dart';
import 'package:flutter_localizations/flutter_localizations.dart';

main() {
  CatcherOptions debugOptions = CatcherOptions(DialogReportMode(), [
    ConsoleHandler(),
    HttpHandler(HttpRequestType.post, Uri.parse("https://httpstat.us/200"),
        printLogs: true)
  ], localizationOptions: [
    LocalizationOptions("pl",
        notificationReportModeTitle: "Wystąpił błąd aplikacji",
        notificationReportModeContent:
            "Naciśnij tutaj aby wysłać raport do zespołu wpsarcia",
        dialogReportModeTitle: "Błąd aplikacji",
        dialogReportModeDescription:
            "Wystąpił niespodziewany błąd aplikacji. Raport z błędem jest gotowy do wysłania do zespołu wsparcia. Naciśnij akceptuj aby wysłać raport lub odrzuć aby odrzucić raport.",
        dialogReportModeAccept: "Akceptuj",
        dialogReportModeCancel: "Odrzuć",
        pageReportModeTitle: "Błąd aplikacji",
        pageReportModeDescription:
            "Wystąpił niespodziewany błąd aplikacji. Raport z błędem jest gotowy do wysłania do zespołu wsparcia. Naciśnij akceptuj aby wysłać raport lub odrzuć aby odrzucić raport.",
        pageReportModeAccept: "Akceptuj",
        pageReportModeCancel: "Odrzuć")
  ]);
  CatcherOptions releaseOptions = CatcherOptions(NotificationReportMode(), [
    EmailManualHandler(["recipient@email.com"])
  ]);

  Catcher(MyApp(), debugConfig: debugOptions, releaseConfig: releaseOptions);
}

class MyApp extends StatefulWidget {
  @override
  _MyAppState createState() => _MyAppState();
}

class _MyAppState extends State<MyApp> {
  @override
  void initState() {
    super.initState();
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      navigatorKey: Catcher.navigatorKey,
      localizationsDelegates: [
        GlobalMaterialLocalizations.delegate,
        GlobalWidgetsLocalizations.delegate,
      ],
      supportedLocales: [
        const Locale('en', 'US'),
        const Locale('pl', 'PL'),
      ],
      home: Scaffold(
          appBar: AppBar(
            title: const Text('Plugin example app'),
          ),
          body: ChildWidget()),
    );
  }
}

class ChildWidget extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Container(
        child: FlatButton(
            child: Text("Generate error"), onPressed: () => generateError()));
  }

  generateError() async {
    throw "Test exception";
  }
}

Report modes #

Report mode is the process of gathering user permission to handle error. User can accept or deny permission to handle error. There are 4 types of report mode:

Silent Report Mode

Silent Report Mode is default report mode. This report mode doesn't ask user for permission to handle crash logs. It will push logs automatically to handlers.

ReportMode reportMode = SilentReportMode();

Notification Report Mode

Notification Report Mode has been removed because of incompatibility with firebase. Please check local_notifications_example to re-add local notificaitons to your app.

Dialog Report Mode

Dialog Report Mode shows dialog with information about error. Dialog has title, description and 2 buttons: Accept and Cancel. Once user clicks on Accept button, report will be pushed to handlers.

  ReportMode reportMode = DialogReportMode();

See localization options to change default texts.


Dialog report mode

Page Report Mode

Page Report Mode shows new page with information about error. Page has title, description, stack trace view and 2 buttons: Accept and Cancel. Once user clicks on Accept button, report will be pushed to handlers.

  ReportMode reportMode = PageReportMode(showStackTrace: false);

Page Report Mode can be configured with optional parameters: showStackTrace (optional) - enables/disables stack trace view

See localization options to change default texts.


Page report mode

Handlers #

Handlers are an last point in error processing flow. They are doing specific task with error report, for example logging report to console.

Console Handler

Console Handler is the default and basic handler. It show crash log in console. Console logger allows you to parametrize log output:

ConsoleHandler(
          enableApplicationParameters: true,
          enableDeviceParameters: true,
          enableCustomParameters: true,
          enableStackTrace: true)

  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - display in log section with application data:
I/flutter ( 4820): ------- APP INFO -------
I/flutter ( 4820): version: 1.0
I/flutter ( 4820): appName: catcher_example
I/flutter ( 4820): buildNumber: 1
I/flutter ( 4820): packageName: com.jhomlala.catcherexample
I/flutter ( 4820): 
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - display in log section with device data (it will show android/ios data):
I/flutter ( 4820): ------- DEVICE INFO -------
I/flutter ( 4820): id: PSR1.180720.061
I/flutter ( 4820): androidId: fd97a76448e87410
I/flutter ( 4820): board: goldfish_x86
I/flutter ( 4820): bootloader: unknown
I/flutter ( 4820): brand: google
I/flutter ( 4820): device: generic_x86
I/flutter ( 4820): display: sdk_gphone_x86-userdebug 9 PSR1.180720.061 5075414 dev-keys
I/flutter ( 4820): fingerprint: google/sdk_gphone_x86/generic_x86:9/PSR1.180720.061/5075414:userdebug/dev-keys
I/flutter ( 4820): hardware: ranchu
I/flutter ( 4820): host: vped9.mtv.corp.google.com
I/flutter ( 4820): isPsychicalDevice: false
I/flutter ( 4820): manufacturer: Google
I/flutter ( 4820): model: Android SDK built for x86
I/flutter ( 4820): product: sdk_gphone_x86
I/flutter ( 4820): tags: dev-keys
I/flutter ( 4820): type: userdebug
I/flutter ( 4820): versionBaseOs: 
I/flutter ( 4820): versionCodename: REL
I/flutter ( 4820): versionIncremental: 5075414
I/flutter ( 4820): versionPreviewSdk: 0
I/flutter ( 4820): versionRelase: 9
I/flutter ( 4820): versionSdk: 28
I/flutter ( 4820): versionSecurityPatch: 2018-08-05
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - display in log section with custom parameters passed to Catcher constructor

  • enableStackTrace (optional) - display in log section with stack trace:

I/flutter ( 5073): ------- STACK TRACE -------
I/flutter ( 5073): #0      _MyAppState.generateError (package:catcher_example/main.dart:38:5)
I/flutter ( 5073): <asynchronous suspension>
I/flutter ( 5073): #1      _MyAppState.build.<anonymous closure> (package:catcher_example/main.dart:31:69)
I/flutter ( 5073): #2      _InkResponseState._handleTap (package:flutter/src/material/ink_well.dart:507:14)
I/flutter ( 5073): #3      _InkResponseState.build.<anonymous closure> (package:flutter/src/material/ink_well.dart:562:30)
I/flutter ( 5073): #4      GestureRecognizer.invokeCallback (package:flutter/src/gestures/recognizer.dart:102:24)
I/flutter ( 5073): #5      TapGestureRecognizer._checkUp (package:flutter/src/gestures/tap.dart:242:9)
I/flutter ( 5073): #6      TapGestureRecognizer.handlePrimaryPointer (package:flutter/src/gestures/tap.dart:175:7)
I/flutter ( 5073): #7      PrimaryPointerGestureRecognizer.handleEvent (package:flutter/src/gestures/recognizer.dart:315:9)
I/flutter ( 5073): #8      PointerRouter._dispatch (package:flutter/src/gestures/pointer_router.dart:73:12)
I/flutter ( 5073): #9      PointerRouter.route (package:flutter/src/gestures/pointer_router.dart:101:11)
I/flutter ( 5073): #10     _WidgetsFlutterBinding&BindingBase&GestureBinding.handleEvent (package:flutter

Email Manual Handler

Email manual handler can be used to send email manually by user. It opens default email application with prepared email.

EmailManualHandler(
      ["email1@email.com", "email2@email.com"],
      enableDeviceParameters: true,
      enableStackTrace: true,
      enableCustomParameters: true,
      enableApplicationParameters: true,
      sendHtml: true,
      emailTitle: "Sample Title",
      emailHeader: "Sample Header",
      printLogs: true)

Email Manual Handler parameters:

  • recipients (required) - list of email addresses of recipients
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - see Console Handler description
  • enableStackTrace (optional) - see Console Handler description
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - see Console Handler description
  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - see Console Handler description
  • sendHtml (optional) - enable/disable html email formatting
  • emailTitle (optional) - set custom email title
  • emailHeader (optional) - set additional email text header
  • printLogs (optional) - enable/disable debug logs

Email Auto Handler

Email handler can be used to send automatically email with error reports. Email handler has multiple configuration parameters. Few of them are required, other are optional. These parameters are required:

 EmailAutoHandler("smtp.gmail.com", 587, "somefakeemail@gmail.com", "Catcher",
          "FakePassword", ["myemail@gmail.com"])

We need to setup email smtp server, email account and recipient. Currently, only Gmail was tested and worked. You can try use other email providers, but there can be errors.

List of all parameters:

  • smtpHost (required) - host address of your email, for example host for gmail is smtp.gmail.com
  • smtpPort (required) - smtp port of your email, for example port for gmail is 587
  • senderEmail (required) - email from which Catcher will send email (it will be sender of error emails)
  • senderName (required) - name of sender email
  • senderPassword (required) - password for sender email
  • recipients (required) - list which contains recipient emails
  • enableSSL (optional) - if your email provider supports SSL, you can enable this option
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableStackTrace (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • emailTitle (optional) - custom title of report email, if not set then title will be: Handled Error: >> [Error name] <<
  • emailHeader (optional)- custom header message before report data
  • sendHtml (optional) - enable/disable html data in your email, if enabled then html will be sent and your report will look much better
  • printLog (optional) - enable/disable debug logs

Example email:

Http Handler

Http Handler provides feature for sending report to external server. Data will be encoded in JSON and sent to specified server. Currently only POST request can be send. Minimal example:

HttpHandler(HttpRequestType.post, Uri.parse("http://logs.server.com")

All parameters list:

  • requestType (required) - type of request, currently only POST is supported
  • endpointUri (required) - uri address of server
  • headers (optional) - map of additional headers that can be send in http request
  • requestTimeout (optional) - request time in milliseconds
  • printLogs (optional) - show debug logs
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableStackTrace (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description

You can try using example backend server which handles logs. It's written in Java 8 and Spring Framework and uses material design. You can find code of backend server here: https://github.com/jhomlala/catcher/tree/master/backend

Note: Remeber to add Internet permission in Android Manifest:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>

File Handler

File handler allows to store logs in file. Minimal example:

main() {
  String path = "/storage/emulated/0/log.txt";
  CatcherOptions debugOptions = CatcherOptions(
      DialogReportMode(), [FileHandler(File(path), printLogs: true)]);
  CatcherOptions releaseOptions =
      CatcherOptions(DialogReportMode(), [FileHandler(File(path))]);

  Catcher(MyApp(), debugConfig: debugOptions, releaseConfig: releaseOptions);
}

All parameters list:

  • file (required) - the file where you want to store your logs
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableStackTrace (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • printLogs (optional) - enable/disable debug logs

Example of logging to file in external directory: https://github.com/jhomlala/catcher/blob/master/example/lib/file_example.dart

If you want to get file path with path_provider lib, you need to call Catcher constructor with ensureInitialized = true. Then you need to pass your catcher config with updateConfig. This is required because WidgetBindings ensureInitialized must be called first before accessing path_provider methods. See example here: https://github.com/jhomlala/catcher/blob/master/example/lib/file_example.dart

Toast Handler

Toast handler allows to show short message in toast. Minimal example:

All parameters list:

  • gravity (optional) - location of the toast on screen top/middle/bottom
  • length (optional) - length of toast: long or short
  • backgroundColor (optional) - background color of toast
  • textColor (optional) - text color of toast
  • fontSize (optional) - text size
  • customMessage (optional) - custom message for toast, if not set then "Error occured: error" will be displayed.

Sentry Handler

Sentry handler allows to send handled errors to Sentry.io. Before using sentry handler, you need to create your project in Sentry.io page and then copy DSN link. Example:

main() {

  CatcherOptions debugOptions = CatcherOptions(
      DialogReportMode(), [SentryHandler(SentryClient("YOUR_DSN_HERE"))]);
  CatcherOptions releaseOptions = CatcherOptions(NotificationReportMode(), [
    EmailManualHandler(["recipient@email.com"])
  ]);

  Catcher(MyApp(), debugConfig: debugOptions, releaseConfig: releaseOptions);
}

All parameters list:

  • sentryClient - sentry client instance
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • customEnvironment (optional) - custom environment string, if null, Catcher will generate it
  • customRelease (optional) - custom release string , if null, Catcher will generate it
  • printLogs (optional) - enable/disable debug logs

Slack Handler

Slack Handler allows to send messages to your Slack workspace. You can specify destination of your message and format. You need to register webhook in your workspace to make this handler works: https://api.slack.com/incoming-webhooks.

main() {

 CatcherOptions debugOptions = CatcherOptions(SilentReportMode(), [
     SlackHandler(
         "<web_hook_url>",
         "#catcher",
         username: "CatcherTest",
         iconEmoji: ":thinking_face:",
         enableDeviceParameters: true,
         enableApplicationParameters: true,
         enableCustomParameters: true,
         enableStackTrace: true,
         printLogs: true),
   ]);
   Catcher(MyApp(), debugConfig: debugOptions);
}

All parameters list:

  • webhookUrl (required) - url of your webhook
  • channel (required) - your channel name (i.e. #catcher)
  • username (optional) - name of the integration bot
  • iconEmoji (optional) - avatar of the integration bot
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableStackTrace (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • printLogs (optional) - enable/disable debug logs

Discord Handler

Discord Handler allows to send messages to your Discord workspace. You need to register webhook in your server to make this handler works: https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/228383668-Intro-to-Webhooks.

main() {
 CatcherOptions debugOptions = CatcherOptions(SilentReportMode(), [
     DiscordHandler(
         "<web_hook_url>",
         enableDeviceParameters: true,
         enableApplicationParameters: true,
         enableCustomParameters: true,
         enableStackTrace: true,
         printLogs: true),
   ]);

   Catcher(MyApp(), debugConfig: debugOptions);
}

All parameters list:

  • webhookUrl (required) - url of your webhook
  • enableDeviceParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableApplicationParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableCustomParameters (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • enableStackTrace (optional) - please look in console handler description
  • printLogs (optional) - enable/disable debug logs

Crashlytics Handler

Crashlytics handler has been removed from core package. You can re-enable it in your project by using custom report mode presented in crashlytics_example in example project.

Explicit exception report handler map #

Explicit exception report handler map allows you to setup report handler for specific exception. For example if you want to setup Console Handler for FormatException, you can write:

var explicitMap = {"FormatException": ConsoleHandler()};
CatcherOptions debugOptions = CatcherOptions(
      DialogReportMode(),
      [
        ConsoleHandler(),
        HttpHandler(HttpRequestType.post, Uri.parse("https://httpstat.us/200"),
            printLogs: true)
      ],
      explicitExceptionHandlersMap: explicitMap);

Now if FormatException will be catched, then Console Handler will be used. Warning: if you setup explicit exception map for specific exception, then only this handler will be used for this exception!

Explicit exception report mode map #

Same as explicit report handler map, but it's for report mode. Let's say you want to use specific report mode for some exception:

 var explicitReportModesMap = {"FormatException": NotificationReportMode()};
  CatcherOptions debugOptions = CatcherOptions(
      DialogReportMode(),
      [
        ConsoleHandler(),
        HttpHandler(HttpRequestType.post, Uri.parse("https://httpstat.us/200"),
            printLogs: true)
      ],
      explicitExceptionReportModesMap: explicitReportModesMap,);

When FormatException will be catched, then NotificationReportMode will be used. For other exceptions, Catcher will use DialogReportMode.

Error widget #

You can add error widget which will replace red screen of death. To add this into your app, see code below:

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      navigatorKey: Catcher.navigatorKey,
      //********************************************
      builder: (BuildContext context, Widget widget) {
        Catcher.addDefaultErrorWidget(
            showStacktrace: true,
            title: "Custom error title",
            description: "Custom error description",
            maxWidthForSmallMode: 150);
        return widget;
      },
      //********************************************
      home: Scaffold(
          appBar: AppBar(
            title: const Text('Plugin example app'),
          ),
          body: ChildWidget()),
    );
  }

You need to add in your MaterialApp or CupertinoApp builder method with Catcher.addDefaultErrorWidget(). This will add error handler for each widget in your app.

You can provide optional parameters:

  • showStacktrace - show/hide stacktrace
  • title - custom title for error widget
  • description - custom description for error widget
  • maxWidthForSmallMode - max width for "small" mode, default is 150

Error widget will replace your widget if he fails to render. If width of widget is less than maxWidthForSmallMode then "small" mode will be enabled, which will show only error icon

With error widgetWithout error widget

Current config #

You can get currently used config by using:

CatcherOptions options = catcher.getCurrentConfig();

This can be used for example to change custom parameters in runtime.

Test exception #

Send test exception:

Catcher.sendTestException();

Update config #

You can update Catcher config during runtime:

///Catcher instance initialized
Catcher catcher;
catcher.updateConfig(
     debugConfig: CatcherOptions(
       PageReportMode(),
       [ConsoleHandler()],
     ),
   );
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Plugin for error catching. Allows handling errors when they're not catched by developer. Plugin provides multiple handlers for errors.

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jhomlala@gmail.com

License

Apache 2.0 (LICENSE)

Dependencies

device_info, dio, flutter, flutter_mailer, flutter_web_plugins, fluttertoast, logging, mailer, package_info, sentry

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