InvalidProgramException Class

The exception that is thrown when a program contains invalid Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) or metadata. Generally this indicates a bug in the compiler that generated the program.

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

public ref class InvalidProgramException sealed : public SystemException
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public final class InvalidProgramException extends SystemException
public final class InvalidProgramException extends SystemException
Not applicable.

InvalidProgramException uses the HRESULT COR_E_INVALIDPROGRAM, which has the value 0x8013153A.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of InvalidProgramException, see the InvalidProgramException constructors.

For more information about InvalidProgramException, see article Q312544, "What to Do If You Receive an InvalidProgramException Error Message," in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at


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 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0