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SqlError.ToString Method

Gets the complete text of the error message.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The complete text of the error.

The string is in the form "SqlError:", followed by the Message, and the stack trace. For example:

SqlError:UserId or Password not valid. <stack trace>

The following example displays each SqlError within the SqlErrorCollection collection.

public static void ShowSqlException(string connectionString)
{
    string queryString = "EXECUTE NonExistantStoredProcedure";

    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(queryString, connection);
        try
        {
            command.Connection.Open();
            command.ExecuteNonQuery();
        }
        catch (SqlException ex)
        {
            DisplaySqlErrors(ex);
        }
    }
}

private static void DisplaySqlErrors(SqlException exception)
{
    for (int i = 0; i < exception.Errors.Count; i++)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Index #" + i + "\n" +
            "Error: " + exception.Errors[i].ToString() + "\n");
    }
    Console.ReadLine();
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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