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MissingMethodException Class

The exception that is thrown when there is an attempt to dynamically access a method that does not exist.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.MemberAccessException
        System.MissingMemberException
          System.MissingMethodException

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class MissingMethodException : MissingMemberException

The MissingMethodException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MissingMethodException()Initializes a new instance of the MissingMethodException class.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MissingMethodException(String)Initializes a new instance of the MissingMethodException class with a specified error message.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MissingMethodException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the MissingMethodException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360DataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360HResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360InnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MessageGets the text string showing the class name, the method name, and the signature of the missing method. This property is read-only. (Overrides MissingMemberException.Message.)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone, this member is overridden by Message.


In XNA Framework, this member is overridden by Message.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360StackTraceGets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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Normally a compilation error is generated if code attempts to access a nonexistent method of a class. MissingMethodException is designed to handle cases where an attempt is made to dynamically access a renamed or deleted method of an assembly that is not referenced by its strong name. MissingMethodException is thrown when code in a dependent assembly attempts to access a missing method in an assembly that was modified.

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

This example shows what happens if you attempt to use reflection to call a method that does not exist and access a field that does not exist. The application recovers by catching the MissingMethodException, MissingFieldException, and MissingMemberException.


using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {

      try
      {
         // Attempt to call a static DoSomething method defined in the Example class.
         // However, because the Example class does not define this field, 
         // a MissingFieldException is thrown.
         typeof(Example).InvokeMember("DoSomething", BindingFlags.Static |
             BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, null, null);
      }
      catch (MissingMethodException e)
      {
         // Show the user that the DoSomething method cannot be called.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Unable to call the DoSomething method: {0}", e.Message) + "\n";
      }

      try
      {
         // Attempt to access a static AField field defined in the Example class.
         // However, because the Example class does not define this field, 
         // a MissingFieldException is thrown.
         typeof(Example).InvokeMember("AField", BindingFlags.Static | BindingFlags.SetField,
             null, null, new Object[] { 5 });
      }
      catch (MissingFieldException e)
      {
         // Show the user that the AField field cannot be accessed.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Unable to access the AField field: {0}", e.Message) + "\n";
      }

      try
      {
         // Attempt to access a static AnotherField field defined in the Example class.
         // However, because the Example class does not define this field, 
         // a MissingFieldException is thrown.
         typeof(Example).InvokeMember("AnotherField", BindingFlags.Static |
             BindingFlags.GetField, null, null, null);
      }
      catch (MissingMemberException e)
      {
         // Notice that this code is catching MissingMemberException which is the  
         // base class of MissingMethodException and MissingFieldException.
         // Show the user that the AnotherField field cannot be accessed.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Unable to access the AnotherField field: {0}", e.Message) + "\n";
      }
   }
}
// This code example produces the following output:
//
// Unable to call the DoSomething method: Method 'App.DoSomething' not found.
// Unable to access the AField field: Field 'App.AField' not found.
// Unable to access the AnotherField field: Field 'App.AnotherField' not found.


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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

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