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InvalidConstraintException Class

Represents the exception that is thrown when incorrectly trying to create or access a relation.

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

public class InvalidConstraintException : DataException

The InvalidConstraintException is thrown when incorrectly invoking the following methods while trying to create or access a relation.

If you call Add, the InvalidConstraintException may be thrown if a relation cannot be created based on the values supplied in the parameters. If you call Clear, the InvalidConstraintException may be thrown if a ForeignKeyConstraint is enforced on the DataRowCollection. If you call GetParentRow, the InvalidConstraintException may be thrown if the columns have different data types or the tables do not belong to the same DataSet.


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