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InvalidOperationException Class

April 12, 2014

The exception that is thrown when a method call is invalid for the object's current state.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public class InvalidOperationException : SystemException

The InvalidOperationException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodInvalidOperationException()Initializes a new instance of the InvalidOperationException class.
Public methodInvalidOperationException(String)Initializes a new instance of the InvalidOperationException class with a specified error message.
Public methodInvalidOperationException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the InvalidOperationException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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InvalidOperationException is used in cases when the failure to invoke a method is caused by reasons other than invalid arguments. For example, InvalidOperationException is thrown by:

  • MoveNext if objects of a collection are modified after the enumerator is created.

  • GetString if the resource set is closed before the method call is made.

If the method invocation failure is due to invalid arguments, then ArgumentException or one of its derived classes, ArgumentNullException or ArgumentOutOfRangeException, should be thrown instead.

  • The Ldflda Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instruction throws InvalidOperationException.

InvalidOperationException uses the HRESULT COR_E_INVALIDOPERATION, which has the value 0x80131509.

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

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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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