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Exception Class

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Represents errors that occur during application execution.


Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
<SerializableAttribute> _
Public Class Exception
public class Exception
public ref class Exception
type Exception =  class end
public class Exception

The Exception type exposes the following members.

Public method Exception()()()()Initializes a new instance of the Exception class.
Public method Exception(String)Initializes a new instance of the Exception class with a specified error message.
Public method Exception(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the Exception class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
Public property InnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.
Public property MessageGets a message that describes the current exception.
Public property StackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.
Public method Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Overrides Object..::..ToString()()()().)
Protected field m_HResult

This class is the base class for all exceptions. When an error occurs, either the system or the currently executing application reports it by throwing an exception containing information about the error. Once thrown, an exception is handled by the application or by the default exception handler.

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