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IOException Class

The exception that is thrown when an I/O error occurs.

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

'Declaration
<SerializableAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public Class IOException _
	Inherits SystemException
'Usage
Dim instance As IOException

IOException is the base class for exceptions thrown while accessing information using streams, files and directories.

The Base Class Library includes the following types, each of which is a derived class of IOException :

Where appropriate, use these types instead of IOException.

IOException uses the HRESULT COR_E_IO which has the value 0x80131620.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the FileStream.Lock method.

' Catch the IOException generated if the  
' specified part of the file is locked. 
Catch ex As IOException
    Console.WriteLine( _
        "{0}: The write operation could " & _
        "not be performed because the " & _
        "specified part of the file is " & _
        "locked.", ex.GetType().Name)
End Try

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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