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AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException Class

The exception that is thrown when the ActiveX control is referenced while in an invalid state.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.Windows.Forms.AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public class InvalidActiveXStateException : Exception

The AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodAxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException()Initializes a new instance of the AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException class without specifying information about the member that referenced the ActiveX control.
Public methodAxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException(String, AxHost.ActiveXInvokeKind)Initializes a new instance of the AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException class and indicates the name of the member that referenced the ActiveX control and the kind of reference it made.
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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 immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyTargetSiteGets the method that throws the current exception. (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 it 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 the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetObjectDataWhen overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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. (Overrides Exception.ToString().)
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  NameDescription
Protected eventSerializeObjectStateOccurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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The public properties and methods of an ActiveX control can only be referenced after the ActiveX control has been instantiated and initialized completely; otherwise the AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException exception is thrown. The AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException exception class contains the name of the member that made the reference and the member type. The member type is one of the AxHost.ActiveXInvokeKind enumerated values.

The following code example overrides the constructor, and the SetAboutBoxDelegate and AttachInterfaces methods of an AxHost derived class that wraps the Microsoft Masked Edit ActiveX Control. This code requires that you have created the generated source code by running the AxImp.exe on the MSMask32.ocx file with the /source switch to generate the wrapper class to be edited. This code is only shown in C# syntax because that is the only language output by the AxImp.exe.

public AxMaskEdBox()
    :
  base("c932ba85-4374-101b-a56c-00aa003668dc") // The ActiveX control's class identifier.
{
    // Make the AboutBox method the about box delegate. 
    this.SetAboutBoxDelegate(new AboutBoxDelegate(AboutBox));
}

public virtual void AboutBox()
{
    // If the instance of the ActiveX control is null when the AboutBox method  
    // is called, raise an InvalidActiveXStateException exception. 
    if ((this.ocx == null))
    {
        throw new System.Windows.Forms.AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException(
          "AboutBox", System.Windows.Forms.AxHost.ActiveXInvokeKind.MethodInvoke);
    }
    // Show the about box if the ActiveX control has one. 
    if (this.HasAboutBox)
    {
        this.ocx.AboutBox();
    }
}

protected override void AttachInterfaces()
{
    try
    {
        // Attach the IMSMask interface to the ActiveX control. 
        this.ocx = ((MSMask.IMSMask)(this.GetOcx()));
    }
    catch (System.Exception ex)
    {
        System.Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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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