ArgumentOutOfRangeException Class
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ArgumentOutOfRangeException Class

The exception that is thrown when the value of an argument is outside the allowable range of values as defined by the invoked method.

For a list of all members of this type, see ArgumentOutOfRangeException Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class ArgumentOutOfRangeException
   Inherits ArgumentException
public class ArgumentOutOfRangeException : ArgumentException
public __gc class ArgumentOutOfRangeException : public
class ArgumentOutOfRangeException extends ArgumentException

Thread Safety

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


ArgumentOutOfRangeException is thrown when a method is invoked and at least one of the arguments passed to the method is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) and does not contain a valid value.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException is used extensively by:

ArgumentOutOfRangeException behaves identically to ArgumentException. It is provided so that application code can differentiate between exceptions caused by invalid arguments that are not a null reference (Nothing), and exceptions caused by null arguments. For errors caused by null arguments, see ArgumentNullException.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException uses the HRESULT COR_E_ARGUMENTOUTOFRANGE, which has the value 0x80131502.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of ArgumentOutOfRangeException, see the ArgumentOutOfRangeException constructors.


Namespace: System

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

ArgumentOutOfRangeException Members | System Namespace | Exception | Handling and Throwing Exceptions

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