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Exception.Source Property

Updated: October 2009

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.

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

public function get Source () : String 
public function set Source (value : String)

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the application or the object that causes the error.




The object must be a runtime System.Reflection object.

If Source is not set, the name of the assembly where the exception originated is returned.

The following code example throws an Exception that sets the Source property in its constructor and then catches the exception and displays Source.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

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

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




October 2009

Added exception.

Information enhancement.