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ArrayTypeMismatchException Class

The exception that is thrown when an attempt is made to store an element of the wrong type within an array.

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

<SerializableAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public Class ArrayTypeMismatchException _
	Inherits SystemException
Dim instance As ArrayTypeMismatchException

ArrayTypeMismatchException is thrown when the system cannot convert the element to the type declared for the array. For example, an element of type String cannot be stored in an Int32 array because conversion between these types is not supported. It is generally unnecessary for applications to throw this exception.

The following Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instructions throw ArrayTypeMismatchException :

  • ldelem.<type>

  • ldelema

  • stelem.<type>

ArrayTypeMismatchException uses the HRESULT COR_E_ARRAYTYPEMISMATCH, which has the value 0x80131503.

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

The following code example demonstrates scenarios where ArrayTypeMismatchException is thrown.

Option Explicit On 
Option Strict On

Imports System

Namespace ArrayTypeMismatch

   Class Class1

      Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)

         Dim names As String() = {"Dog", "Cat", "Fish"}
         Dim objs As System.Object() = CType(names, System.Object())

            objs(2) = "Mouse" 

            Dim animalName As Object
            For Each animalName In objs
            Next animalName
         Catch exp As System.ArrayTypeMismatchException
            ' Not reached, "Mouse" is of the correct type.
            System.Console.WriteLine("Exception Thrown.")
         End Try 

            Dim obj As System.Object
            obj = CType(13, System.Object)
            objs(2) = obj
         Catch exp As System.ArrayTypeMismatchException
            ' Always reached, 13 is not a string.
            System.Console.WriteLine("New element is not of the correct type.")
         End Try 

         ' Set objs to an array of objects instead of an array of strings. 
         Dim objs2(3) As System.Object
            objs2(0) = "Turtle"
            objs2(1) = 12
            objs2(2) = 2.341

            Dim element As Object
            For Each element In objs2
            Next element
         Catch exp As System.ArrayTypeMismatchException
            ' ArrayTypeMismatchException is not thrown this time.
            System.Console.WriteLine("Exception Thrown.")
         End Try 

      End Sub 
   End Class 
End Namespace


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 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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0