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StackOverflowException Class

April 12, 2014

The exception that is thrown when the execution stack overflows because it contains too many nested method calls. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.StackOverflowException

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public sealed class StackOverflowException : SystemException

The StackOverflowException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodStackOverflowException()Initializes a new instance of the StackOverflowException class, setting the Message property of the new instance to a system-supplied message that describes the error, such as "The requested operation caused a stack overflow." This message takes into account the current system culture.
Public methodStackOverflowException(String)Initializes a new instance of the StackOverflowException class with a specified error message.
Public methodStackOverflowException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the StackOverflowException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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StackOverflowException is thrown for execution stack overflow errors, typically in case of a very deep or unbounded recursion. The Localloc Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instruction throws StackOverflowException.

StackOverflowException uses the HRESULT COR_E_STACKOVERFLOW, which has the value 0x800703E9. For a list of initial property values for a StackOverflowException object, see the StackOverflowException constructors.

NoteNote:

The value of the inherited Data property is always null.

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: A thrown StackOverflowException cannot be caught by a try-catch block. Consequently, the exception causes the process to terminate immediately.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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