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ErrObject.GetException Method

Returns the exception representing the error that occurred.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public Exception GetException()

Return Value

Type: System.Exception
Returns the exception representing the error that occurred.

The GetException function is available only from the Err object class. It works with the Exception property of the Err object to display the error that has occurred.

The following code displays the message assigned to the exception in the Err object:

On Error Resume Next 
Dim myError As System.Exception
' Generate an overflow exception.
Err.Raise(6)
' Assigns the exception from the Err object to myError.
myError = Err.GetException()
' Displays the message associated with the exception.
MsgBox(myError.Message)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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 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.

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