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ArgumentOutOfRangeException Class

The exception that is thrown when the value of an argument is outside the allowable range of values as defined by the invoked method.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public class ArgumentOutOfRangeException : ArgumentException, ISerializable
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public class ArgumentOutOfRangeException extends ArgumentException implements ISerializable
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public class ArgumentOutOfRangeException extends ArgumentException implements ISerializable
Not applicable.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException is thrown when a method is invoked and at least one of the arguments passed to the method is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) and does not contain a valid value.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException is used extensively by:

ArgumentOutOfRangeException behaves identically to ArgumentException. It is provided so that application code can differentiate between exceptions caused by invalid arguments that are not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), and exceptions caused by null arguments. For errors caused by null arguments, see ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException uses the HRESULT COR_E_ARGUMENTOUTOFRANGE, which has the value 0x80131502.

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

The following example defines a class to contain information about an invited guest. If the guest is younger than 21, an ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception is thrown.

System.Object
   System.Exception
     System.SystemException
       System.ArgumentException
        System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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