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StackFrame Constructor (Int32, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the StackFrame class that corresponds to a frame above the current stack frame, optionally capturing source information.

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

public StackFrame(
	int skipFrames,
	bool fNeedFileInfo


Type: System.Int32

The number of frames up the stack to skip.

Type: System.Boolean

true to capture the file name, line number, and column number of the stack frame; otherwise, false.

The following example demonstrates the use of the StackFrame(Int32, Boolean) constructor. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the StackFrame class.

public void Level2Method()
      ClassLevel3 nestedClass = new ClassLevel3();

   catch (Exception e) 
      Console.WriteLine(" Level2Method exception handler");

      // Display the full call stack at this level.
      StackTrace st1 = new StackTrace(true);
      Console.WriteLine(" Stack trace for this level: {0}",

      // Build a stack trace from one frame, skipping the current 
      // frame and using the next frame.
      StackTrace st2 = new StackTrace(new StackFrame(1, true));
      Console.WriteLine(" Stack trace built with next level frame: {0}",

      // Build a stack trace skipping the current frame, and 
      // including all the other frames.
      StackTrace st3 = new StackTrace(1, true);
      Console.WriteLine(" Stack trace built from the next level up: {0}",

      Console.WriteLine("   ... throwing exception to next level ...");
      throw e;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0