UnauthorizedAccessException Class

 
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The exception that is thrown when the operating system denies access because of an I/O error or a specific type of security error.

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

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.UnauthorizedAccessException
        System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class UnauthorizedAccessException : SystemException

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodUnauthorizedAccessException()

Initializes a new instance of the UnauthorizedAccessException class.

System_CAPS_protmethodUnauthorizedAccessException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the UnauthorizedAccessException class with serialized data.

System_CAPS_pubmethodUnauthorizedAccessException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the UnauthorizedAccessException class with a specified error message.

System_CAPS_pubmethodUnauthorizedAccessException(String, Exception)

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyData

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHelpLink

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHResult

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyInnerException

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMessage

Gets a message that describes the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySource

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyStackTrace

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTargetSite

Gets the method that throws the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetBaseException()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_proteventSerializeObjectState

Occurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

An UnauthorizedAccessException exception is typically thrown by a method that wraps a Windows API call. To find the reasons for the exception, examine the text of the exception object's Message property.

UnauthorizedAccessException uses the HRESULTCOR_E_UNAUTHORIZEDACCESS, which has the value 0x80070005.

The following example illustrates theUnauthorizedAccessException exception that is thrown when attempting to write to a read-only file.

using System;
using System.IO;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      string filePath = @".\ROFile.txt";
      if (! File.Exists(filePath))
         File.Create(filePath);
      // Keep existing attributes, and set ReadOnly attribute.
      File.SetAttributes(filePath, 
                        (new FileInfo(filePath)).Attributes | FileAttributes.ReadOnly);

      StreamWriter sw = null;
      try {
         sw = new StreamWriter(filePath);
         sw.Write("Test");
      }
      catch (UnauthorizedAccessException) {
         FileAttributes attr = (new FileInfo(filePath)).Attributes;
         Console.Write("UnAuthorizedAccessException: Unable to access file. ");
         if ((attr & FileAttributes.ReadOnly) > 0)
            Console.Write("The file is read-only."); 
       }
       finally {
         if (sw != null) sw.Close();
      }   
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    UnAuthorizedAccessException: Unable to access file. The file is read-only.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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