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ErrorEventArgs Class

Provides data for the Error event.


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

public ref class ErrorEventArgs : public EventArgs

The ErrorEventArgs type exposes the following members.

Public methodErrorEventArgsInitializes a new instance of the ErrorEventArgs class.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetExceptionGets the Exception that represents the error that occurred.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

ErrorEventArgs contains the Exception that caused the Error event. This class provides the GetException method to retrieve the exception.

The following example creates a new instance of ErrorEventArgs and initializes it with an Exception. Then the example calls GetException to retrieve the Exception and display the error message. There is no form associated with this code.

int main()

   // Creates an exception with an error message.
   Exception^ myException = gcnew Exception( "This is an exception test" );

   // Creates an ErrorEventArgs with the exception.
   ErrorEventArgs^ myErrorEventArgs = gcnew ErrorEventArgs( myException );

   // Extracts the exception from the ErrorEventArgs and display it.
   Exception^ myReturnedException = myErrorEventArgs->GetException();
   MessageBox::Show( String::Concat( "The returned exception is: ", myReturnedException->Message ) );

The following example shows how to create a FileSystemWatcher to monitor file changes (creates, deletes, renames, changes) occurring on a disk drive. The example also shows how to properly receive error notifications.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.