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FileFormatException Class

The exception that is thrown when an input file or a data stream that is supposed to conform to a certain file format specification is malformed.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.FormatException
        System.IO.FileFormatException

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
public class FileFormatException : FormatException, 
	ISerializable

The FileFormatException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodFileFormatException()Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class.
Public methodFileFormatException(String)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a specified error message.
Public methodFileFormatException(Uri)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value.
Protected methodFileFormatException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class and initializes it with serialized data. This constructor is called during deserialization to reconstitute the exception object transmitted over a stream.
Public methodFileFormatException(String, Exception)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a specified error message and exception type.
Public methodFileFormatException(Uri, Exception)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value and an exception type.
Public methodFileFormatException(Uri, String)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value and a specified error message.
Public methodFileFormatException(Uri, String, Exception)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value, a specified error message, and an exception type.
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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.)
Protected 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 propertySourceUriGets the name of a file that caused the FileFormatException.
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 a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetObjectDataSets the SerializationInfo object with the file name and additional exception information. (Overrides Exception.GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext).)
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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  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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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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