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Error Property
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AsyncCompletedEventArgs.Error Property

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

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assemblies:   System (in System.dll)
  System.ComponentModel.EventBasedAsync (in System.ComponentModel.EventBasedAsync.dll)

public Exception Error { get; }

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.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Threading;
using 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 void primeNumberCalculator1_CalculatePrimeCompleted(
    object sender, 
    CalculatePrimeCompletedEventArgs e)
{
    Guid taskId = (Guid)e.UserState;

    if (e.Cancelled)
    {   
        string result = "Canceled";

        ListViewItem lvi = UpdateListViewItem(taskId, result);

        if (lvi != null)
        {
            lvi.BackColor = Color.Pink;
            lvi.Tag = null;
        }
    }
    else if (e.Error != null)
    {
        string result = "Error";

        ListViewItem lvi = UpdateListViewItem(taskId, result);

        if (lvi != null)
        {
            lvi.BackColor = Color.Red;
            lvi.ForeColor = Color.White;
            lvi.Tag = null;
        }
    }
    else
    {   
        bool result = e.IsPrime;

        ListViewItem lvi = UpdateListViewItem(
            taskId, 
            result, 
            e.FirstDivisor);

        if (lvi != null)
        {
            lvi.BackColor = Color.LightGray;
            lvi.Tag = null;
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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