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ArgumentException Constructor (String, String)

.NET Framework 1.1

Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentException class with a specified error message and the name of the parameter that causes this exception.

[Visual Basic]
Public Sub New( _
   ByVal message As String, _
   ByVal paramName As String _
public ArgumentException(
   string message,
 string paramName
public: ArgumentException(
   String* message,
 String* paramName
public function ArgumentException(
   message : String,
 paramName : String


The error message that explains the reason for the exception.
The name of the parameter that caused the current exception.


This constructor initializes the Message property of the new instance using the value of the message parameter. 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.

This constructor initializes the ParamName property of the new instance using paramName. The content of paramName is intended to be understood by humans.

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

Property Value
Message The error message string.
ParamName The parameter name 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

ArgumentException Class | ArgumentException Members | System Namespace | ArgumentException Constructor Overload List