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ApplicationException Constructor (String, Exception)

.NET Framework 1.1

Initializes a new instance of the ApplicationException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.

[Visual Basic]
Public Sub New( _
   ByVal message As String, _
   ByVal innerException As Exception _
public ApplicationException(
   string message,
 Exception innerException
public: ApplicationException(
   String* message,
 Exception* innerException
public function ApplicationException(
   message : String,
 innerException : Exception


The error message that explains the reason for the exception.
The exception that is the cause of the current exception. If the innerException parameter is not a null reference, the current exception is raised in a catch block that handles the inner exception.


The content of the message parameter 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.

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 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 ApplicationException.

Property Value
InnerException The inner exception reference.
Message The error message string.


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, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

ApplicationException Class | ApplicationException Members | System Namespace | ApplicationException Constructor Overload List | Exception | Handling and Throwing Exceptions