Utility methods for dealing with stack traces : Exception « Development « Java Tutorial

 * Copyright (c) Jonas Bonr, Alexandre Vasseur. All rights reserved.                 *
 * http://aspectwerkz.codehaus.org                                                    *
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import java.util.List;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Iterator;

 * Utility methods for dealing with stack traces.
 * @author <a href="mailto:jboner@codehaus.org">Jonas Bonr </a>
public final class StackTraceHelper {

     * Removes the AspectWerkz specific elements from the stack trace.
     * @param exception the Throwable to modify the stack trace on
     * @param className the name of the fake origin class of the exception
    public static void hideFrameworkSpecificStackTrace(final Throwable exception, final String className) {
        if (exception == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("exception can not be null");
        if (className == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("class name can not be null");
        final List newStackTraceList = new ArrayList();
        final StackTraceElement[] stackTrace = exception.getStackTrace();
        int i;
        for (i = 1; i < stackTrace.length; i++) {
            if (stackTrace[i].getClassName().equals(className)) {
        for (int j = i; j < stackTrace.length; j++) {
        final StackTraceElement[] newStackTrace = new StackTraceElement[newStackTraceList.size()];
        int k = 0;
        for (Iterator it = newStackTraceList.iterator(); it.hasNext(); k++) {
            final StackTraceElement element = (StackTraceElement) it.next();
            newStackTrace[k] = element;

6.23.1.Error Handling
6.23.2.Types of Exceptions
6.23.3.Java's Unchecked RuntimeException Subclasses
6.23.4.Java's Checked Exceptions Defined in java.lang
6.23.5.Throwing an Exception from a Method
6.23.6.Write a catch block that handles java.lang.Exception
6.23.7.Handling Exceptions
6.23.8.Multiple catch Blocks
6.23.9.The finally Block
6.23.10.Exception Objects: stack trace
6.23.11.Defining Your Own Exceptions, Throwing Your Own Exception
6.23.12.Demonstrate exception chaining.
6.23.13.Getting the Stack Trace of an Exception
6.23.14.Put printStackTrace() into a String: redirect the StackTrace to a String with a StringWriter/PrintWriter
6.23.15.Check whether given exception is compatible with the exceptions declared in a throws clause
6.23.16.Convert an exception to a String with full stack trace
6.23.17.Get Deepest Throwable
6.23.18.Get the stack trace of the supplied exception.
6.23.19.Is Checked Exception
6.23.20.Locates a particular type of exception
6.23.21.Make a string representation of the exception
6.23.22.Print all of the thread's information and stack traces
6.23.23.Return stack trace from the passed exception as a string
6.23.24.Returns the root cause of an exception
6.23.25.Create a new Exception, setting the cause if possible.
6.23.26.Returns the output of printStackTrace as a String.
6.23.27.This program creates a custom exception type.
6.23.28.Utility methods for dealing with stack traces