Bug 6508 - Android: Stack trace does not show filename or line number
Summary: Android: Stack trace does not show filename or line number
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.2.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-12 06:10 UTC by David N. Junod
Modified: 2012-09-20 14:23 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description David N. Junod 2012-08-12 06:10:12 UTC
When running on the Android, when a crash occurs, it does not show filename or line number in the stack trace for the exception.

Does on MonoTouch.
Comment 1 Mike 2012-09-18 13:33:22 UTC
I am also seeing this problem in Android using a Windows development machine.
Comment 2 David N. Junod 2012-09-18 16:19:44 UTC
I also see this with MonoMac.  I don't see it with MonoTouch.
Comment 3 Atsushi Eno 2012-09-20 04:28:36 UTC
To see line numbers in debug mode, you need to set adb shell property as explained here. Try running from command line: adb shell setprop debug.mono.debug 1
Comment 4 David N. Junod 2012-09-20 06:38:21 UTC
How do you know that?  The doc pointer you pointed me to does *not* say that.

"debug.mono.debug: If a non-empty string, this is equivalent to `mono --debug`."
Comment 5 Atsushi Eno 2012-09-20 06:49:20 UTC
Right, that's fair enough: I knew it only because I am also a mono developer. I'd ask our doc team to see if there's better way to explain that. Thanks for the feedback.
Comment 6 Jonathan Pryor 2012-09-20 14:23:22 UTC
How are you launching the app? File + line information should be present within stack traces if you Debug your app from the IDE, e.g. MonoDevelop Run > Start Debugging.

It's only if you launch your app "manually" from the Android Home screen or Run your app (without debugging) that  you won't get file + line number information. The reason for this is that `mono --debug` (the equivalent to setting debug.mono.debug) increases memory use and has various other implications.

MonoTouch should be the same, in that `mono --debug` is not the default behavior for all apps, all the time.