Console.SetError Method

Sets the Error property to the specified TextWriter object.

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

public static void SetError (
	TextWriter newError
public static void SetError (
	TextWriter newError
public static function SetError (
	newError : TextWriter



A TextWriter stream that is the new standard error output.

Exception typeCondition


newError is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The caller does not have the required permission.

By default, the Error property is set to the standard error output stream.

A StreamWriter that encapsulates a FileStream can be used to send error messages to a file.

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

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