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SystemException Class

Defines the base class for predefined exceptions in the System namespace.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public class SystemException : Exception
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public class SystemException extends Exception
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public class SystemException extends Exception
Not applicable.

This class is provided as a means to differentiate between exceptions defined by the system versus exceptions defined by applications.

SystemException does not provide information as to the cause of the Exception. In most scenarios, instances of this class should not be thrown. In cases where this class is instantiated, a human-readable message describing the error should be passed to the constructor.

SystemException is thrown by the common language runtime when errors occur that are nonfatal and recoverable by user programs. These errors result from failed runtime check (such as an array out-of-bound error), and can occur during the execution of any method. SystemException adds no new functionality to Exception.

SystemException uses the HRESULT COR_E_SYSTEM, that has the value 0x80131501.

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

For more information on exceptions defined by applications, see ApplicationException.

System.Object
   System.Exception
    System.SystemException
       Derived Classes

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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