Export (0) Print
Expand All

ApplicationException Class

[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

The exception that is thrown when a non-fatal application error occurs.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class ApplicationException : Exception

User applications, not the common language runtime, throw custom exceptions derived from the ApplicationException class. The ApplicationException class differentiates between exceptions defined by applications versus exceptions defined by the system.

If you are designing an application that needs to create its own exceptions, you are advised to derive custom exceptions from the Exception class. It was originally thought that custom exceptions should derive from the ApplicationException class; however in practice this has not been found to add significant value. For more information, see Best Practices for Handling Exceptions.

ApplicationException uses the HRESULT COR_E_APPLICATION, which has the value 0x80131600.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of ApplicationException, see the ApplicationException constructors.

System.Exception
  System.Object
    System.ApplicationException

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft