ApplicationException Class

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The exception that is thrown when a non-fatal application error occurs.

System..::..Object
  System..::..Exception
    System..::..ApplicationException

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

'Declaration
<SerializableAttribute> _
Public Class ApplicationException _
	Inherits Exception

The ApplicationException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodApplicationException()()()()Initializes a new instance of the ApplicationException class.
Public methodApplicationException(String)Initializes a new instance of the ApplicationException class with a specified error message.
Public methodApplicationException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the ApplicationException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Protected fieldm_HResult (Inherited from Exception.)
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User applications, not the common language runtime, throw custom exceptions derived from the ApplicationException class. The ApplicationException class differentiates between exceptions defined by applications versus exceptions defined by the system.

If you are designing an application that needs to create its own exceptions, you are advised to derive custom exceptions from the Exception class. It was originally thought that custom exceptions should derive from the ApplicationException class; however in practice this has not been found to add significant value. For more information, see Best Practices for Handling Exceptions.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of ApplicationException, see the ApplicationException constructors.

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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