InsufficientMemoryException Class

The exception that is thrown when a check for sufficient available memory fails. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.OutOfMemoryException
        System.InsufficientMemoryException

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
public sealed class InsufficientMemoryException : OutOfMemoryException

The InsufficientMemoryException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodInsufficientMemoryException()Initializes a new instance of the InsufficientMemoryException class with a system-supplied message that describes the error.
Public methodInsufficientMemoryException(String)Initializes a new instance of the InsufficientMemoryException class with a specified message that describes the error.
Public methodInsufficientMemoryException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the InsufficientMemoryException 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.)
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 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 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. (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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Unlike OutOfMemoryException, InsufficientMemoryException is thrown before starting an operation, and thus does not imply state corruption. An application can catch this exception, throttle back its memory usage, and avoid actual out of memory conditions and their potential for corrupting program state.

This exception is thrown by the MemoryFailPoint constructor when you specify a projected memory allocation larger than the amount of currently available memory. Your program can catch the exception and either delay the task that needs the memory or execute it in smaller steps that require less memory.

See the MemoryFailPoint class for a code example.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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