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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.

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
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