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OutOfMemoryException Class

The exception that is thrown when there is not enough memory to continue the execution of a program.

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

public class OutOfMemoryException : SystemException

The following Microsoft intermediate (MSIL) instructions throw OutOfMemoryException :

  • box

  • newarr

  • newobj

OutOfMemoryException uses the HRESULT COR_E_OUTOFMEMORY, which has the value 0x8007000E.

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


The value of the inherited Data property is always null.

Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows CE Platform Note: To limit this exception from occurring in resource constrained devices, avoid using methods that consume 64 or more kilobytes of memory.

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0