The exception that is thrown when the execution stack overflows because it contains too many nested method calls. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|StackOverflowException()||Initializes a new instance of the class, setting the Message property of the new instance to a system-supplied message that describes the error, such as "The requested operation caused a stack overflow." This message takes into account the current system culture.|
|StackOverflowException(String)||Initializes a new instance of the class with a specified error message.|
|StackOverflowException(String, Exception)||Initializes a new instance of the class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.|
|Data||Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|HelpLink||Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|HResult||Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|InnerException||Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|Message||Gets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|Source||Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|StackTrace||Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|TargetSite||Gets the method that throws the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetBaseException||When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetObjectData||When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|GetType||Gets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)|
In XNA Framework 3.0, this member is inherited from Object.GetType().
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)|
is thrown for execution stack overflow errors, typically in case of a very deep or unbounded recursion. The Localloc Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instruction throws .
uses the HRESULT COR_E_STACKOVERFLOW, which has the value 0x800703E9. For a list of initial property values for a object, see the StackOverflowException constructors.
The value of the inherited Data property is always null.
In prior versions of the .NET Framework, your application could catch a object (for example, to recover from unbounded recursion). However, that practice is currently discouraged because significant additional code is required to reliably catch a stack overflow exception and continue program execution.
Starting with the .NET Framework version 2.0, a object cannot be caught by a try-catch block and the corresponding process is terminated by default. Consequently, users are advised to write their code to detect and prevent a stack overflow. For example, if your application depends on recursion, use a counter or a state condition to terminate the recursive loop. Note that an application that hosts the common language runtime (CLR) can specify that the CLR unload the application domain where the stack overflow exception occurs and let the corresponding process continue. For more information, see ICLRPolicyManager Interface and Hosting Overview.
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: A thrown cannot be caught by a try-catch block. Consequently, the exception causes the process to terminate immediately.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.