UnauthorizedAccessException Class
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UnauthorizedAccessException Class

 

The exception that is thrown when the operating system denies access because of an I/O error or a specific type of security error.

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

System.Object
  System.Exception
    System.SystemException
      System.UnauthorizedAccessException
        System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException

<SerializableAttribute>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public Class UnauthorizedAccessException
	Inherits SystemException

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodUnauthorizedAccessException()

Initializes a new instance of the UnauthorizedAccessException class.

System_CAPS_protmethodUnauthorizedAccessException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the UnauthorizedAccessException class with serialized data.

System_CAPS_pubmethodUnauthorizedAccessException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the UnauthorizedAccessException class with a specified error message.

System_CAPS_pubmethodUnauthorizedAccessException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the UnauthorizedAccessException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyData

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHelpLink

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHResult

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyInnerException

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMessage

Gets a message that describes the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySource

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyStackTrace

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTargetSite

Gets the method that throws the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetBaseException()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.(Inherited from Exception.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_proteventSerializeObjectState

Occurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception.(Inherited from Exception.)

An UnauthorizedAccessException exception is typically thrown by a method that wraps a Windows API call. To find the reasons for the exception, examine the text of the exception object's Message property.

UnauthorizedAccessException uses the HRESULTCOR_E_UNAUTHORIZEDACCESS, which has the value 0x80070005.

The following example illustrates theUnauthorizedAccessException exception that is thrown when attempting to write to a read-only file.

Imports System.IO

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim filePath As String = ".\ROFile.txt"
      If Not File.Exists(filePath) Then File.Create(filePath)
      ' Keep existing attributes, and set ReadOnly attribute.
      File.SetAttributes(filePath, 
                        (New FileInfo(filePath)).Attributes Or FileAttributes.ReadOnly)

      Dim sw As StreamWriter = Nothing
      Try
         sw = New StreamWriter(filePath)
         sw.Write("Test")
      Catch e As UnauthorizedAccessException
         Dim attr As FileAttributes = (New FileInfo(filePath)).Attributes
         Console.Write("UnAuthorizedAccessException: Unable to access file. ")
         If (attr And FileAttributes.ReadOnly) > 0 Then
            Console.Write("The file is read-only.") 
         End If
       Finally
         If sw IsNot Nothing Then sw.Close()
      End Try   
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'   UnAuthorizedAccessException: Unable to access file. The file is read-only.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

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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