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ArithmeticException Class

The exception that is thrown for errors in an arithmetic, casting, or conversion operation.

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

public ref class ArithmeticException : public SystemException
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public class ArithmeticException extends SystemException
public class ArithmeticException extends SystemException

ArithmeticException is the base class for DivideByZeroException, NotFiniteNumberException, and OverflowException. In general, use one of the derived classes of ArithmeticException to more precisely indicate the exact nature of the error. Throw an ArithmeticException if you are only interested in capturing a general arithmetic error.

ArithmeticException uses the HRESULT COR_E_ARITHMETIC, which has the value 0x80070216.

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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0