<legacyCorruptedStateExceptionsPolicy enabled="true"/> not working in a COM+ context


  • Hi all,

    I want to employ <legacyCorruptedStateExceptionsPolicy enabled="true"/> (I know I shouldn't, please bear with me) for a COM+ application. To that end, I set-up the application root directory for COM+ and put application.config and application.manifest as explained e.g. here:,guid,0615b3cc-0fbf-4cf5-9d49-ae95b50f7e8d.aspx

    In my "test harness" I provoke an access violation by dereferencing a bogus pointer in some C+/CLI code, which I try to catch in the managed part thereof. That didn't work.

    From same code, I took a look at the AppDomain::CurrentDomain->SetupInformation->ConfigurationFile and it is correct (c:\mycomplusapproot\Application.Config)

    Application code is a mix of VB.NET, C#, C++/CLI and C++ (orbiously, the crash is coming from the native part somewhere).

    Anyone has an idea as to what I could be missing?



    Thursday, January 09, 2014 9:01 AM

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  • Hi Goran,

    I'm not familiar with what you're working on. But I check the MSDN document: <legacyCorruptedStateExceptionsPolicy> Element, and found that this configuration only works with application developed with managed code. Another way is to implement HandleProcessCorruptedStateExceptionsAttribute attribute in managed code.

    But yours is a COM+ application containing both managed and un-managed code. Probably that's the cause of this problem.

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    Monday, January 13, 2014 5:45 AM
  • Hi,

    yes, I have a COM server in COM+ that is written in VB.NET. It uses some C++/CLI and that calls into native libraries.

    I managed to make things work by using dllhost.exe.config, but that is too coarse-grained - it will apply to all appdomain hosted by any dlllhost. (Obviously, this is a stop-gap until we get a correction for the crash).

    I would like to apply my attribute to a selected COM+ application(s), that didn't work, so i thought I'd ask if I missed something obvious.


    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:15 AM