Exception Constructor (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.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
An exception that is thrown as a direct result of a previous exception should include a reference to the previous exception in the InnerException property. The InnerException property returns the same value that is passed into the constructor, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the InnerException property does not supply the inner exception value to the constructor.
The following table shows the initial property values for an instance of Exception.
The following code example derives an Exception for a specific condition. The code demonstrates the use of the constructor that takes a message and an inner exception as parameters, for both the derived class and the base Exception class.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.