SocketException Class

The exception that is thrown when a socket error occurs.

Namespace: System.Net.Sockets
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public ref class SocketException : public Win32Exception
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
public class SocketException extends Win32Exception
public class SocketException extends Win32Exception

A SocketException is thrown by the Socket and Dns classes when an error occurs with the network.

The default constructor for the SocketException class sets the ErrorCode property to the last operating system socket error that occurred. For more information about socket error codes, see the Windows Sockets version 2 API error code documentation on MSDN.

Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows CE Platform Note: Not all socket options are supported by the .NET Compact Framework.


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 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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