Twitter Error handling

Error handling

The Twitter API may for whatever reason respond with an error instead of the expected result. If an error is returned, Skybrud.Social will throw an instance of the TwitterHttpException exception class with information about the error.

In the example below, I'm attempting to request a tweet with the ID 1, which doesn't exist. Therefore the Twitter API will respond with a 404 error:

@using Skybrud.Social.Twitter.Exceptions
@using Skybrud.Social.Twitter.Models.Statuses
@using Skybrud.Social.Twitter.Responses.Statuses
@inherits WebViewPage<Skybrud.Social.Twitter.TwitterService>


    try {

        // Make the call to the Twitter API
        TwitterGetStatusMessageResponse response = Model.Statuses.GetStatusMessage(1);

        // Get a reference to the tweet (from the response body)
        TwitterStatusMessage tweet = response.Body;

        // Write out some information about the tweet

    } catch (TwitterHttpException ex) {


    } catch (Exception) {

        <pre>Just to be safe.</pre>



The TwitterHttpException class only represents errors returned by the API. Just to be safe, it's also a good idea to handle any other exceptions throw by the GetStatusMessage method or underlying logic.

For instance, if Twitter changes something in their API, and Skybrud.Social doesn't understand how to parse the change, the extra catch clause may help your code from breaking.