AsyncCompletedEventArgs.Error Property

 

Gets a value indicating which error occurred during an asynchronous operation.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Error As Exception

Property Value

Type: System.Exception

An Exception instance, if an error occurred during an asynchronous operation; otherwise null.

If an exception is raised during an asynchronous operation, the class will assign the exception to the Error property. The client application's event-handler delegate should check the Error property before accessing any properties in a class derived from AsyncCompletedEventArgs; otherwise, the property will raise a TargetInvocationException with its InnerException property holding a reference to Error.

The value of the Error property is null if the operation was canceled.

Notes to Inheritors:

If you provide read-only properties in a derived class, be sure to call the RaiseExceptionIfNecessary method in your property implementation. This prevents clients from accessing properties that are potentially not valid due to a failure in the asynchronous operation.

The following code example demonstrates using an AsyncOperation to track the lifetime of asynchronous operations. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the System.ComponentModel.AsyncOperationManager class.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Collections.Specialized
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Windows.Forms
' This event handler updates the ListView control when the
' PrimeNumberCalculator raises the CalculatePrimeCompleted
' event. The ListView item is updated with the appropriate
' outcome of the calculation: Canceled, Error, or result.
Private Sub primeNumberCalculator1_CalculatePrimeCompleted( _
    ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As CalculatePrimeCompletedEventArgs) _
    Handles primeNumberCalculator1.CalculatePrimeCompleted

    Dim taskId As Guid = CType(e.UserState, Guid)

    If e.Cancelled Then
        Dim result As String = "Canceled"

        Dim lvi As ListViewItem = UpdateListViewItem( _
            taskId, _
            result)

        If (lvi IsNot Nothing) Then
            lvi.BackColor = Color.Pink
            lvi.Tag = Nothing
        End If

    ElseIf e.Error IsNot Nothing Then

        Dim result As String = "Error"

        Dim lvi As ListViewItem = UpdateListViewItem( _
            taskId, result)

        If (lvi IsNot Nothing) Then
            lvi.BackColor = Color.Red
            lvi.ForeColor = Color.White
            lvi.Tag = Nothing
        End If
    Else
        Dim result As Boolean = e.IsPrime

        Dim lvi As ListViewItem = UpdateListViewItem( _
            taskId, _
            result, _
            e.FirstDivisor)

        If (lvi IsNot Nothing) Then
            lvi.BackColor = Color.LightGray
            lvi.Tag = Nothing
        End If
    End If

End Sub

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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
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