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NetworkInformationException Class

The exception that is thrown when an error occurs while retrieving network information.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException
        System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception
          System.Net.NetworkInformation.NetworkInformationException

Namespace:  System.Net.NetworkInformation
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
public class NetworkInformationException : Win32Exception

The NetworkInformationException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodNetworkInformationException()Initializes a new instance of the NetworkInformationException class.
Public methodNetworkInformationException(Int32)Initializes a new instance of the NetworkInformationException class with the specified error code.
Protected methodNetworkInformationException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Initializes a new instance of the NetworkInformationException class with serialized data.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyErrorCodeGets the Win32 error code for this exception. (Overrides ExternalException.ErrorCode.)
Public propertyHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyNativeErrorCodeGets the Win32 error code associated with this exception. (Inherited from Win32Exception.)
Public propertySourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyTargetSiteGets the method that throws the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetObjectDataSets the SerializationInfo object with the file name and line number at which this Win32Exception occurred. (Inherited from Win32Exception.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that contains the HRESULT of the error. (Inherited from ExternalException.)
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  NameDescription
Protected eventSerializeObjectStateOccurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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Types in the System.Net.NetworkInformation namespace throw this exception when a call to a Win32 function fails. The ErrorCode property contains the result returned by the function.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.

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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