InvalidOperationException Class

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The exception that is thrown when a method call is invalid for the object's current state.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
public class InvalidOperationException : SystemException

The InvalidOperationException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodInvalidOperationException()()()()Initializes a new instance of the InvalidOperationException class.
Public methodInvalidOperationException(String)Initializes a new instance of the InvalidOperationException class with a specified error message.
Public methodInvalidOperationException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the InvalidOperationException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Protected fieldm_HResult (Inherited from Exception.)
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InvalidOperationException is used in cases when the failure to invoke a method is caused by reasons other than invalid arguments.

If the method invocation failure is due to invalid arguments, then ArgumentException or one of its derived classes, ArgumentNullException or ArgumentOutOfRangeException, should be thrown instead.

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