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CryptographicException Constructor (String, Exception)

.NET Framework 1.1

Initializes a new instance of the CryptographicException 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 inner As Exception _
public CryptographicException(
   string message,
 Exception inner
public: CryptographicException(
   String* message,
 Exception* inner
public function CryptographicException(
   message : String,
 inner : Exception


The error message that explains the reason for the exception.
The exception that is the cause of the current exception. If the inner parameter is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), 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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) 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 CryptographicException.

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

See Also

CryptographicException Class | CryptographicException Members | System.Security.Cryptography Namespace | CryptographicException Constructor Overload List | Exception | Handling and Throwing Exceptions