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ArrayTypeMismatchException Class

The exception that is thrown when an attempt is made to store an element of the wrong type within an array.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class ArrayTypeMismatchException : public SystemException

ArrayTypeMismatchException is thrown when the system cannot convert the element to the type declared for the array. For example, an element of type String cannot be stored in an Int32 array because conversion between these types is not supported. It is generally unnecessary for applications to throw this exception.

The following Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instructions throw ArrayTypeMismatchException :

  • ldelem.<type>

  • ldelema

  • stelem.<type>

ArrayTypeMismatchException uses the HRESULT COR_E_ARRAYTYPEMISMATCH, which has the value 0x80131503.

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

The following code example demonstrates scenarios where ArrayTypeMismatchException is thrown.

using namespace System;
int main()
{
   array<String^>^names = { "Dog", "Cat", "Fish"};
   array<Object^>^objs = dynamic_cast<array<Object^>^>(names);
   try
   {
      objs[ 2 ] = (Object^)"Mouse";
      for ( Int32 i = 0; i < objs->Length; i++ )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( objs[ i ] );

      }
   }
   catch ( System::ArrayTypeMismatchException^ ) 
   {

      // Not reached, "Mouse" is of the correct type
      Console::WriteLine(  "Exception Thrown" );
   }

   try
   {
      Object^ obj = 13;
      objs[ 2 ] = obj;
   }
   catch ( System::ArrayTypeMismatchException^ ) 
   {

      // Always reached, 13 is not a string.
      Console::WriteLine(  "New element is not of the correct type" );
   }


   // Set obj to an array of objects instead of an array of strings 
   array<Object^>^objs2 = gcnew array<Object^>(3);
   try
   {
      objs2[ 0 ] = (Object^)"Turtle";
      objs2[ 1 ] = 12;
      objs2[ 2 ] = 2.341;
      for ( Int32 i = 0; i < objs->Length; i++ )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( objs2[ i ] );

      }
   }
   catch ( System::ArrayTypeMismatchException^ ) 
   {

      // ArrayTypeMismatchException is not thrown this time.
      Console::WriteLine(  "Exception Thrown" );
   }

}

/*expected return values:
Dog
Cat
Mouse
New element is not of the correct type
Turtle
12
2.341
*/

System::Object
  System::Exception
    System::SystemException
      System::ArrayTypeMismatchException

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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