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Contains values defined by a CFileException enumerated type.

int m_cause;


This data member is a public variable of type int. The enumerators and their meanings are as follows:

  • CFileException::none   No error occurred.
  • CFileException::generic   An unspecified error occurred.
  • CFileException::fileNotFound   The file could not be located.
  • CFileException::badPath   All or part of the path is invalid.
  • CFileException::tooManyOpenFiles   The permitted number of open files was exceeded.
  • CFileException::accessDenied   The file could not be accessed.
  • CFileException::invalidFile   There was an attempt to use an invalid file handle.
  • CFileException::removeCurrentDir   The current working directory cannot be removed.
  • CFileException::directoryFull   There are no more directory entries.
  • CFileException::badSeek   There was an error trying to set the file pointer.
  • CFileException::hardIO   There was a hardware error.
  • CFileException::sharingViolation   SHARE.EXE was not loaded, or a shared region was locked.
  • CFileException::lockViolation   There was an attempt to lock a region that was already locked.
  • CFileException::diskFull   The disk is full.
  • CFileException::endOfFile   The end of file was reached.
    Note   These CFileException cause enumerators are distinct from the CArchiveException cause enumerators.


//example for CFileException::m_cause
   CFile f( pFileName, CFile::modeCreate | CFile::modeWrite );

catch( CFileException* e )
   if( e->m_cause == CFileException::fileNotFound )
      printf( "ERROR: File not found\n")

See Also

CFileException Overview | Class Members | Hierarchy Chart