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_Exception.GetBaseException Method

Provides COM objects with version-independent access to the Exception.GetBaseException method.

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

Exception GetBaseException()

Return Value

Type: System.Exception
The first exception thrown in a chain of exceptions. If the Exception.InnerException property of the current exception is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), this property returns the current exception.

This method is for access to managed classes from unmanaged code and should not be called from managed code.

The Exception.GetBaseException method returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.
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