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Prohibited 'Exception' caught

Reports catch clauses that catch an inappropriate exception.

Some exceptions, for example java.lang.NullPointerException or java.lang.IllegalMonitorStateException, represent programming errors and therefore almost certainly should not be caught in production code.


try { return component.getMousePosition(true) != null; } catch (NullPointerException e) { // warning: Prohibited exception 'NullPointerException' caught return false; }

Use the Prohibited exceptions list to specify which exceptions should be reported.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Prohibited 'Exception' caught inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Prohibited exceptions

[java.lang.NullPointerException, java.lang.IllegalMonitorStateException, java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException, java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException, java.util.ConcurrentModificationException]

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Java, 241.14841

Last modified: 12 March 2024