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MissingFieldException Class

The exception that is thrown when there is an attempt to dynamically access a field that does not exist.

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

public class MissingFieldException extends MissingMemberException implements ISerializable

Normally a compilation error is generated if code attempts to access a nonexistent member of a class. MissingFieldException is designed to handle cases where an attempt is made to dynamically access a renamed or deleted field of an assembly that is not referenced by its strong name. The MissingFieldException is thrown when code in a dependent assembly attempts to access a missing field in an assembly that was modified.

MissingFieldException uses the HRESULT COR_E_MISSINGFIELD, that has the value 0x80131511.

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

This example shows what happens if you attempt to use reflection to call a method that does not exist and access a field that does not exist. The application recovers by catching the MissingMethodException, MissingFieldException, and MissingMemberException.

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

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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