How to Enable Developer Friendly Error Messages

By default, Internet Explorer shows error messages that are not developer friendly. They are friendly error messages which are nice for a client; but for a developer, they make it difficult in troubleshooting their code. Turning on developer friendly error messages is easy and can help in developing a dynamic website.

This step by step guide will show you how to enable developer friendly error messages. These instructions are for Internet Explorer 7, but are very similar for other web browsers as well as earlier version of Internet Explorer.

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the Tools Menu in the upper left hand corner of the browser. Then, click Internet Options.

2. On the pop-up window, click on the Advanced tab. Then scroll down until you see “Show friendly HTTP error messages” as shown in the image below. Uncheck the check box next to it and then click ok.

That’s all there is to it. When your dynamic website gives you an error, you will be able to see the full error and begin troubleshooting it.

This concludes how to enable developer friendly error messages

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