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SecurityException Class

The exception that is thrown when a security error is detected.

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.Security.SecurityException

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class SecurityException : SystemException

The SecurityException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsSecurityException()Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class with default properties.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsSecurityException(String)Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class with a specified error message.
Protected methodSecurityException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class with serialized data.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsSecurityException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
Public methodSecurityException(String, Type)Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class with a specified error message and the permission type that caused the exception to be thrown.
Public methodSecurityException(String, Type, String)Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class with a specified error message, the permission type that caused the exception to be thrown, and the permission state.
Public methodSecurityException(String, Object, Object, MethodInfo, Object, IPermission)Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class for an exception caused by a Deny on the stack.
Public methodSecurityException(String, AssemblyName, PermissionSet, PermissionSet, MethodInfo, SecurityAction, Object, IPermission, Evidence)Initializes a new instance of the SecurityException class for an exception caused by an insufficient grant set.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyActionGets or sets the security action 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 propertyDemandedGets or sets the demanded security permission, permission set, or permission set collection that failed.
Public propertyDenySetInstanceGets or sets the denied security permission, permission set, or permission set collection that caused a demand to fail.
Public propertyFailedAssemblyInfoGets or sets information about the failed assembly.
Public propertyFirstPermissionThatFailedGets or sets the first permission in a permission set or permission set collection that failed the demand.
Public propertyGrantedSetGets or sets the granted permission set of the assembly that caused the SecurityException.
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 FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMethodGets or sets the information about the method associated with the exception.
Public propertyPermissionStateGets or sets the state of the permission that threw the exception.
Public propertyPermissionTypeGets or sets the type of the permission that failed.
Public propertyPermitOnlySetInstanceGets or sets the permission, permission set, or permission set collection that is part of the permit-only stack frame that caused a security check to fail.
Public propertyRefusedSetGets or sets the refused permission set of the assembly that caused the SecurityException.
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.)
Public propertyUrlGets or sets the URL of the assembly that caused the exception.
Public propertyZoneGets or sets the zone of the assembly that caused the 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 with information about the SecurityException. (Overrides Exception.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 FrameworkToStringReturns a representation of the current SecurityException. (Overrides Exception.ToString().)

In XNA Framework, this member is overridden by ToString().
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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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A SecurityException exception is thrown when a caller does not have the permissions required to access a resource. The following example instantiates a PermissionSet object that includes a UIPermission object to allow access to UI objects and the Clipboard and a RegistryPermission object to prevent registry access. The call to the PermissionSet.PermitOnly method means that these permissions will apply regardless of the permissions assigned to the caller. As a result, the attempt to create a registry key throws a SecurityException.

using Microsoft.Win32;
using System;
using System.Security;
using System.Security.Permissions;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      PermissionSet perms = new PermissionSet(null);
      perms.AddPermission(new UIPermission(PermissionState.Unrestricted));
      perms.AddPermission(new RegistryPermission(PermissionState.None));
      perms.PermitOnly();

      try {
          RegistryKey key = Registry.CurrentUser.CreateSubKey("MyCompany\\Applications");
          Console.WriteLine("Registry key: {0}", key.Name);
      }
      catch (SecurityException e) {
         Console.WriteLine("Security Exception:\n\n{0}", e.Message);      
      }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Security Exception: 
//     
//    Request for the permission of type 'System.Security.Permissions.RegistryPermission,  
//    mscorlib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' failed.

SecurityException uses the HRESULT COR_E_SECURITY, which has the value 0x8013150A.

For a list of the initial property values for an instance of the SecurityException class, see a specific SecurityException constructor.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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