How To Handling Error in ASP.NET Core

How To Handling Error in ASP.NET Core | Best and cheap ASP.NET Core 1.0 hosting. When errors occur in your ASP.NET Core app, you can handle them in a variety of ways, as described in this article.

The developer exception page

To configure an app to display a page that shows detailed information about exceptions, install the Microsoft.AspNetCore.Diagnostics NuGet package and add a line to the Configure method in the Startup class:

 Put UseDeveloperExceptionPage before any middleware you want to catch exceptions in, such as app.UseMvc.

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Enable the developer exception page only when the app is running in the Development environment. You don’t want to share detailed exception information publicly when the app runs in production

To see the developer exception page, run the sample application with the environment set to Development, and add ?throw=true to the base URL of the app. The page includes several tabs with information about the exception and the request. The first tab includes a stack trace.


The next tab shows the query string parameters, if any.


This request didn’t have any cookies, but if it did, they would appear on the Cookies tab. You can see the headers that were passed in the last tab.


Configuring a custom exception handling page

It’s a good idea to configure an exception handler page to use when the app is not running in the Development environment.

 In an MVC app, don’t explicitly decorate the error handler action method with HTTP method attributes, such as HttpGet. Using explicit verbs could prevent some requests from reaching the method.

Configuring status code pages

By default, your app will not provide a rich status code page for HTTP status codes such as 500 (Internal Server Error) or 404 (Not Found). You can configure the StatusCodePagesMiddleware by adding a line to the Configure method :

By default, this middleware adds simple, text-only handlers for common status codes, such as 404:+


The middleware supports several different extension methods. One takes a lambda expression, another takes a content type and format string.

 There are also redirect extension methods. One sends a 302 status code to the client, and one returns the original status code to the client but also executes the handler for the redirect URL.

 If you need to disable status code pages for certain requests, you can do so:

Exception-handling code

Code in exception handling pages can throw exceptions. It’s often a good idea for production error pages to consist of purely static content.

Also, be aware that once the headers for a response have been sent, you can’t change the response’s status code, nor can any exception pages or handlers run. The response must be completed or the connection aborted.

Server exception handling

In addition to the exception handling logic in your app, the server hosting your app will perform some exception handling. If the server catches an exception before the headers have been sent it sends a 500 Internal Server Error response with no body. If it catches an exception after the headers have been sent, it closes the connection. Requests that are not handled by your app will be handled by the server, and any exception that occurs will be handled by the server’s exception handling. Any custom error pages or exception handling middleware or filters you have configured for your app will not affect this behavior.

Startup exception handling

Only the hosting layer can handle exceptions that take place during app startup. Exceptions that occur during app startup can impact server behavior. For example, if an exception happens before you call KestrelServerOptions.UseHttps, the hosting layer catches the exception, starts the server, and displays an error page on the non-SSL port. If an exception happens after that line executes, the error page is served over HTTPS instead.

You can configure how the host will behave in response to errors during startup using CaptureStartupErrors and the detailedErrors key.

ASP.NET MVC error handling

MVC apps have some additional options for handling errors, such as configuring exception filters and performing model validation.

Exception Filters

Exception filters can be configured globally or on a per-controller or per-action basis in an MVC app. These filters handle any unhandled exception that occurs during the execution of a controller action or another filter, and are not called otherwise. Learn more about exception filters in

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Exception filters are good for trapping exceptions that occur within MVC actions, but they’re not as flexible as error handling middleware. Prefer middleware for the general case, and use filters only where you need to do error handling differently based on which MVC action was chosen.

Handling Model State Errors

Model validation occurs prior to each controller action being invoked, and it is the action method’s responsibility to inspect ModelState.IsValid and react appropriately.

Some apps will choose to follow a standard convention for dealing with model validation errors, in which case a filter may be an appropriate place to implement such a policy. You should test how your actions behave with invalid model states.