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PingException Class

The exception that is thrown when a Send or SendAsync method calls a method that throws an exception.

Namespace:  System.Net.NetworkInformation
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public class PingException : InvalidOperationException

The Ping class throws this exception to indicate that while sending an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo request, a method called by the Ping class threw an unhandled exception. Applications should check the inner exception of a PingException object to identify the problem.

The Ping class does not throw this exception if the ICMP Echo request fails because of network, ICMP, or destination errors. For such errors, the Ping class returns a PingReply object with the relevant IPStatus value set in the Status property.


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 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