Environment.FailFast Method

Terminates a process but does not execute any active try-finally blocks or finalizers.

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

public static function FailFast(
	message : String
)

Parameters

message
Type: System.String

A message that explains why the process was terminated, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no explanation is provided.

The FailFast method writes a log entry to the Windows Application event log using the message parameter, creates a dump of your application, and then terminates the current process.

Use the FailFast method instead of the Exit method to terminate your application if the state of your application is damaged beyond repair, and executing your application's try-finally blocks and finalizers will corrupt program resources. The FailFast method terminates the current process, but does not execute any active try-finally blocks or finalizers.

The following code example writes a log entry to the Windows Application event log and terminates the current process.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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