SystemException Class

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Defines the base class for predefined exceptions in the System namespace.

System..::..Object
  System..::..Exception
    System..::..SystemException
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Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
public class SystemException : Exception

The SystemException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSystemException()()()()Initializes a new instance of the SystemException class.
Public methodSystemException(String)Initializes a new instance of the SystemException class with a specified error message.
Public methodSystemException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the SystemException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Protected fieldm_HResult (Inherited from Exception.)
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This class is provided as a means to differentiate between exceptions defined by the system versus exceptions defined by applications.

SystemException does not provide information as to the cause of the Exception. In most scenarios, instances of this class should not be thrown. In cases where this class is instantiated, a human-readable message describing the error should be passed to the constructor.

SystemException is thrown by the common language runtime when errors occur that are nonfatal and recoverable by user programs. These errors result from failed runtime check (such as an array out-of-bound error), and can occur during the execution of any method. SystemException adds no new functionality to Exception.

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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