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FileLoadException Constructor (String, String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the FileLoadException class with a specified error message, the name of the file that could not be loaded, and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.

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

public FileLoadException(
	string message,
	string fileName,
	Exception inner


Type: System.String
A String that describes the error. The content of message is intended to be understood by humans. The caller of this constructor is required to ensure that this string has been localized for the current system culture.
Type: System.String
A String containing the name of the file that was not loaded.
Type: System.Exception
The exception that is the cause of the current exception. If the inner parameter is not null, the current exception is raised in a catch block that handles the inner exception.

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 null if the InnerException property does not supply the inner exception value to the constructor.

FileName is not required to be a file stored on disk; it can be any part of a system that supports access to streams. For example, depending on the system, this class might be able to access a physical device.

The following table shows the initial property values for an instance of FileLoadException.




The inner exception reference.


The error message string.

For more information on inner exceptions, see InnerException.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.