Class ExceptionStash

All Implemented Interfaces:

public class ExceptionStash extends Object implements AutoCloseable
The intent of this class is to insulate SWT from exceptions occurring in user's listeners, so that SWT remains stable and does not accidentally crash JVM or enter some very broken state. The supposed use is:
void someSwtInternalFunction() {
     // Make a stash to collect all exceptions from user listeners
     try (ExceptionStash exceptions = new ExceptionStash ()) {
         // Perform some action that may call a throwing user's listener
         try {
         } catch (Error | RuntimeException ex) {
             exceptions.stash (ex);

         // Do some important SWT stuff that you would normally do in
         // 'finally' clause. With 'ExceptionStash' you can interleave
         // important things with listeners without making code ugly.

         // Perform another action that may call a throwing user's listener.
         // Done in an independent 'try' block to make sure that all events
         // are sent regardless of exceptions in some of the listeners.
         try {
         } catch (Error | RuntimeException ex) {
             exceptions.stash (ex);

         // Exiting from 'try' statement will close ExceptionStash and
         // re-throw collected exception. If there are multiple exceptions,
         // all subsequent ones will be added as 'Throwable.addSuppressed()'.
  • Constructor Details

    • ExceptionStash

      public ExceptionStash()
  • Method Details