Converts the specified exception to an HRESULT.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
also sets up an IErrorInfo Interface interface for the exception that can be obtained by calling the COM GetErrorInfoNEEDGUID function. You can use this function to return an HRESULT value on a managed class implementation of a COM interface where you apply the System.Runtime.InteropServices.PreserveSigAttribute. Have the attributed method catch all exceptions and use to return the appropriate HRESULT value. Allowing an exception to propagate outside the method produces incorrect behavior. (In fact, the common language runtime fails to pass an exception to a COM client that calls such a method through a v-table.)
Note that the method sets the IErrorInfo of the current thread. This can cause unexpected results for methods like the ThrowExceptionForHR methods that default to using the IErrorInfo of the current thread if it is set.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
.NET for Windows Phone appsSupported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1
requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.