This feature is not implemented as a build-in feature, because a typical user would prefer to close/terminate your app rather than type anything in. Especially if you try to force him. Result: you will get less reports. That is probably not what you want?
If you absolutely need to understand what user was doing prior to exception - it is way better to use logging instead. You can use EurekaLog's logging or any 3rd party framework. For example, if you want to use EurekaLog's logging - you can start by placing this code into your functions:
ELogging, // for ELogEnter
EDebugInfo; // for __UNIT__ and __FUNCTION__
procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
ELogEnter(__UNIT__ + '.' + __FUNCTION__).C;
// Your actual code goes here...
Anyway, if you still want to make "steps to reproduce" field mandatory - you can do this by altering behavior of exception dialog class, so it won't allow empty "steps to reproduce" field. For example:
EDialog, // for RegisterDialogClassFirst
EDialogWinAPIMSClassic, // for TMSClassicDialog
EModules; // for CurrentEurekaLogOptions
TMSClassicDialog = class(EDialogWinAPIMSClassic.TMSClassicDialog)
function AssignOnCloseData: Boolean; override;
function TMSClassicDialog.AssignOnCloseData: Boolean;
// Call inherited implementation to fill reproduce text from dialog
// (and other actions)
Result := inherited AssignOnCloseData;
// Block dialog closing when no reproduce steps are present
if Trim(ReproduceText) = '' then
MessageBox('Please, describe what you were doing',
'Not enough information', MB_OK or MB_ICONWARNING);
Result := False;
// Replace build-in dialog with our customizations
// Additionally, change dialog text to indicate that the field is required
'What were you doing when the problem happened (mandatory)?';
Build date: 2021-10-15
Last edited: 2021-06-09
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