Error Handling

Error Handling

Error handling is one of the most important concerns in building Web applications. The easiest way to throw an HTTP exception is to actually throw one. Angel provides an AngelHttpException class to take care of this.

app.get('/this-page-does-not-exist', (req, res) async {
  // 404 Not Found
  throw new AngelHttpException.notFound();

Of course, you will probably want to handle these errors, and potentially render views upon catching them.

Fortunately, Angel runs every request in its own zone. This enables Angel to catch errors on every request, and not crash the server. Unhandled errors are wrapped in instances of AngelHttpException, which can be handled as follows.

To provide custom error handling logic:

// Typically, you want to preserve the old error handler, unless you are
// completely replacing the functionality.
var oldErrorHandler = app.errorHandler;

app.errorHandler = (AngelHttpException e, RequestContext req, ResponseContext res) {
  if (someCondition) {
    // Do something else special...
  } else {
    // Otherwise, use the default functionality.
    return oldErrorHandler(e, req, res);

Next Up...

Congratulations! You have completed the basic Angel tutorials. Take what you've learned on a spin in a small side project, and then move on to learning about services.

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