Microsoft Details Crash Analysis Features In The Unified Dev Center Dashboard For Windows Apps

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Microsoft yesterday detailed the new crash analysis features in the new unified Dev Center dashboard for Windows developers. Developers will now have access to more detailed information about app crashes to help them analyze bugs, delivered faster than before.

Some of the highlights from their blog post are listed below,

  • The unified Dev Center dashboard shows all crash data for Windows as well as Windows Phone apps in a single place, simplifying debugging of cross-platform apps. These crash reports can be found in the app overview, in the Health section of the analytics menu and in the Download reports option for each app.
  • The unified Dev Center presents the data as soon as it is available, even though it might not have a .cab yet (or ever). The failure log report does indicate the percentage of events that had a .cab collected for them.
  • In addition to this change, the new user interface shows three types of events: hangs, crashes, JavaScript exceptions and memory failures.
  • The unified Dev Center also now includes five views of crashes that were not available before:
    • Total crashes and events (shown above)
    • Crash event breakdown (shown below) –shows hangs, crashes, JavaScript exceptions and/or memory failures by OS version, device type, memory, storage or CPU speed
    • Failure by market – shows the failures by market
    • Failure log (shown below) – shows the logs that include a .cab file, and displays the stack trace directly in Dev Center, without the need of a .cab file.
  • Dev Center now provides more tools to help debug and optimize your apps across all platforms.

Read more about it here.

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