AsyncCompletedEventArgs.RaiseExceptionIfNecessary Method

Raises a user-supplied exception if an asynchronous operation failed.

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

protected void RaiseExceptionIfNecessary()


The Cancelled property is true.


The Error property has been set by the asynchronous operation.

Notes to Inheritors

If you have derived your own class from the AsyncCompletedEventArgs class, your read-only properties should call the RaiseExceptionIfNecessary method before they return the property value. If the component's asynchronous worker code assigns an exception to the Error property or sets the Cancelled property to true, the property will raise an exception if a client tries to read its value. This prevents clients from accessing properties that are potentially not valid because of a failure in the asynchronous operation.

The following code example demonstrates how to use RaiseExceptionIfNecessary in derived class properties. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the System.ComponentModel.AsyncOperationManager class.

// Define a custom Completed-event arguments class allowing 
// the data gathered by GetPersons to be returned.
public class GetPersonsCompletedEventArgs : AsyncCompletedEventArgs
    private List<Person> dataListValue;
    public GetPersonsCompletedEventArgs(
        List<Person> dataList,
        Exception error,
        bool cancelled,
        object userState)
        : base(error, cancelled, userState)
        dataListValue = dataList;
    public List<Person> DataListValue
            return dataListValue;

public delegate void GetPersonsCompletedEventHandler
    (object sender, GetPersonsCompletedEventArgs e);


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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