ArgumentOutOfRangeException Class

The exception that is thrown when the value of an argument is outside the allowable range of values as defined by the invoked method.

System::Object
  System::Exception
    System::SystemException
      System::ArgumentException
        System::ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class ArgumentOutOfRangeException : public ArgumentException, 
	ISerializable

The ArgumentOutOfRangeException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsArgumentOutOfRangeException()Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentOutOfRangeException class.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsArgumentOutOfRangeException(String)Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentOutOfRangeException class with the name of the parameter that causes this exception.
Protected methodArgumentOutOfRangeException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentOutOfRangeException class with serialized data.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsArgumentOutOfRangeException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentOutOfRangeException class with a specified error message and the exception that is the cause of this exception.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsArgumentOutOfRangeException(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentOutOfRangeException class with the name of the parameter that causes this exception and a specified error message.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsArgumentOutOfRangeException(String, Object, String)Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentOutOfRangeException class with the parameter name, the value of the argument, and a specified error message.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsActualValueGets the argument value that causes this 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 by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported 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 the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkMessageGets the error message and the string representation of the invalid argument value, or only the error message if the argument value is null. (Overrides ArgumentException::Message.)

In XNA Framework 3.0, this member is inherited from Exception::Message.
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 the XNA FrameworkSupported 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 the XNA FrameworkSupported 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.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported 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 the XNA FrameworkSupported 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 invalid argument value and additional exception information. (Overrides ArgumentException::GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext).)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)

In XNA Framework 3.0, this member is inherited from Object::GetType().


In Portable Class Library Portable Class Library, this member is inherited from Object::GetType().


In .NET for Windows Store apps Windows 8, this member is inherited from Object::GetType().
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported 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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  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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ArgumentOutOfRangeException is thrown when a method is invoked and at least one of the arguments passed to the method is not nullptr and does not contain a valid value.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException is used extensively by:

ArgumentOutOfRangeException behaves identically to ArgumentException. It is provided so that application code can differentiate between exceptions caused by invalid arguments that are not nullptr, and exceptions caused by null arguments. For errors caused by null arguments, see ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException uses the HRESULT COR_E_ARGUMENTOUTOFRANGE, which has the value 0x80131502.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of ArgumentOutOfRangeException, see the ArgumentOutOfRangeException constructors.

The following example defines a class to contain information about an invited guest. If the guest is younger than 21, an ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception is thrown.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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