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ErrorEventArgs.GetException Method

Gets the Exception that represents the error that occurred.

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

Public Overridable Function GetException As Exception

Return Value

Type: System.Exception
An Exception that represents the error that occurred.

The following example creates a new instance of ErrorEventArgs and initializes it with an Exception. Then the example calls GetException to retrieve the Exception and display the error message. There is no form associated with this code.

Public Shared Sub Main()
    'Creates an exception with an error message. 
    Dim myException As New Exception("This is an exception test")

    'Creates an ErrorEventArgs with the exception. 
    Dim myErrorEventArgs As New ErrorEventArgs(myException)

    'Extracts the exception from the ErrorEventArgs and display it. 
    Dim myReturnedException As Exception = myErrorEventArgs.GetException()
    MessageBox.Show("The returned exception is: " _
       + myReturnedException.Message)
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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