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DecoderFallbackException Class

The exception that is thrown when a decoder fallback operation fails. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.ArgumentException
        System.Text.DecoderFallbackException

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

[SerializableAttribute]
public sealed class DecoderFallbackException : ArgumentException

The DecoderFallbackException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDecoderFallbackException()Initializes a new instance of the DecoderFallbackException class.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDecoderFallbackException(String)Initializes a new instance of the DecoderFallbackException class. A parameter specifies the error message.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDecoderFallbackException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the DecoderFallbackException class. Parameters specify the error message and the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDecoderFallbackException(String, Byte[], Int32)Initializes a new instance of the DecoderFallbackException class. Parameters specify the error message, the array of bytes being decoded, and the index of the byte that cannot be decoded.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsBytesUnknownGets the input byte sequence that caused the exception.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIndexGets the index position in the input byte sequence of the byte that caused the exception.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMessageGets the error message and the parameter name, or only the error message if no parameter name is set. (Inherited from ArgumentException.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsParamNameGets the name of the parameter that causes this exception. (Inherited from ArgumentException.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsSourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsStackTraceGets 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 methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetBaseExceptionWhen 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 Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetObjectDataSets the SerializationInfo object with the parameter name and additional exception information. (Inherited from ArgumentException.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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The following code example demonstrates the DecoderExceptionFallback and DecoderFallbackException classes.

// This example demonstrates the DecoderExceptionFallback class. 

using System;
using System.Text;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {

// Create an encoding, which is equivalent to calling the  
// ASCIIEncoding class constructor.  
// The DecoderExceptionFallback parameter specifies that an exception 
// is thrown if a character cannot be encoded.  
// An encoder exception fallback is also specified, but in this code 
// example the encoding operation cannot fail.  

    Encoding ae = Encoding.GetEncoding(
                  "us-ascii",
                  new EncoderExceptionFallback(), 
                  new DecoderExceptionFallback());
    string inputString = "XYZ";
    string decodedString;
    string twoNewLines = "\n\n";
    byte[] encodedBytes = new byte[ae.GetByteCount(inputString)];
    int numberOfEncodedBytes = 0;

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Console.Clear();

// Display the name of the encoding.
    Console.WriteLine("The name of the encoding is \"{0}\".\n", ae.WebName);

// Display the input string in text.
    Console.WriteLine("Input string ({0} characters): \"{1}\"", 
                       inputString.Length, inputString);

// Display the input string in hexadecimal.
    Console.Write("Input string in hexadecimal: ");
    foreach (char c in inputString.ToCharArray()) 
        {
        Console.Write("0x{0:X2} ", (int)c);
        }
    Console.Write(twoNewLines);

// -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
// Encode the input string. 

    Console.WriteLine("Encode the input string...");
    numberOfEncodedBytes = ae.GetBytes(inputString, 0, inputString.Length, 
                                       encodedBytes, 0);
// Display the encoded bytes.
    Console.WriteLine("Encoded bytes in hexadecimal ({0} bytes):\n", 
                       numberOfEncodedBytes);
    foreach (byte b in encodedBytes)
        {
        Console.Write("0x{0:X2} ", (int)b);
        }
    Console.Write(twoNewLines);

// -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

// Replace the encoded byte sequences for the characters 'X' and 'Z' with the  
// value 0xFF, which is outside the valid range of 0x00 to 0x7F for  
// ASCIIEncoding. The resulting byte sequence is actually the beginning of  
// this code example because it is the input to the decoder operation, and  
// is equivalent to a corrupted or improperly encoded byte sequence. 

    encodedBytes[0] = 0xFF;
    encodedBytes[2] = 0xFF;

    Console.WriteLine("Display the corrupted byte sequence...");
    Console.WriteLine("Encoded bytes in hexadecimal ({0} bytes):\n", 
                       numberOfEncodedBytes);
    foreach (byte b in encodedBytes)
        {
        Console.Write("0x{0:X2} ", (int)b);
        }
    Console.Write(twoNewLines);

// -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
// Attempt to decode the encoded bytes. However, an exception is thrown  
// before the byte sequence can be decoded.

    Console.WriteLine("Compare the decoded bytes to the input string...");

    try {
        decodedString = ae.GetString(encodedBytes);
        }
    catch (DecoderFallbackException dfe)
        {
        Console.WriteLine(dfe);
        Console.WriteLine("\n*** THE CODE EXAMPLE TERMINATES HERE AS INTENDED. ***");
        return;
        }

// This statement is never executed.
    Console.WriteLine("This statement is never executed.");
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

The name of the encoding is "us-ascii".

Input string (3 characters): "XYZ"
Input string in hexadecimal: 0x58 0x59 0x5A

Encode the input string...
Encoded bytes in hexadecimal (3 bytes):

0x58 0x59 0x5A

Display the corrupted byte sequence...
Encoded bytes in hexadecimal (3 bytes):

0xFF 0x59 0xFF

Compare the decoded bytes to the input string...
System.Text.DecoderFallbackException: Unable to translate bytes [FF] at index 0 from speci
fied code page to Unicode.
   at System.Text.DecoderExceptionFallbackBuffer.Throw(Byte[] bytesUnknown, Int32 index)
   at System.Text.DecoderExceptionFallbackBuffer.Fallback(Byte[] bytesUnknown, Int32 index
)
   at System.Text.DecoderFallbackBuffer.InternalFallback(Byte[] bytes, Byte* pBytes)
   at System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.GetCharCount(Byte* bytes, Int32 count, DecoderNLS decoder)

   at System.String.CreateStringFromEncoding(Byte* bytes, Int32 byteLength, Encoding encod
ing)
   at System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.GetString(Byte[] bytes, Int32 byteIndex, Int32 byteCount)
   at System.Text.Encoding.GetString(Byte[] bytes)
   at Sample.Main()

*** THE CODE EXAMPLE TERMINATES HERE AS INTENDED. ***

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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.

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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