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WebException Constructor (String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the WebException class with the specified error message and nested exception.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	message As String, _
	innerException As Exception _
Dim message As String 
Dim innerException As Exception 

Dim instance As New WebException(message, _


Type: System.String

The text of the error message.

Type: System.Exception

A nested exception.

The WebException instance is initialized with the Message property set to the value of message and the InnerException property set to the value of innerException. If message is Nothing, the Message property is initialized to a system-supplied message. The InnerException and Response properties are initialized to Nothing. The Status property is initialized to RequestCanceled.

The following example throws a WebException by specifying an error message and nested exception.

            ' A 'Socket' object has been created. 
            Dim httpSocket As New Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp)

            ' The IPaddress of the unknown uri is resolved using the 'Dns.Resolve' method.  
	         Dim hostEntry As IPHostEntry = Dns.Resolve(connectUri)

            Dim serverAddress As IPAddress = hostEntry.AddressList(0)
            Dim endPoint As New IPEndPoint(serverAddress, 80)
            Console.WriteLine("Connection created successfully")
        Catch e As SocketException
            Console.WriteLine((ControlChars.Cr + "Exception thrown." + ControlChars.Cr + "The Original Message is: " + e.Message))
            ' Throw the 'WebException' object with a message string specific to the situation.  
	         ' and the 'InnerException' which actually lead to this exception. 
            Throw New WebException("Unable to locate the Server with '' Uri.", e)
        End Try
try {
   // A 'Socket' object has been created.
   Socket* httpSocket = new Socket(AddressFamily::InterNetwork, SocketType::Stream, ProtocolType::Tcp);

   // The IPaddress of the unknown uri is resolved using the 'Dns::Resolve' method.

   IPHostEntry* hostEntry = Dns::Resolve(connectUri);

   IPAddress* serverAddress = hostEntry->AddressList[0];
   IPEndPoint* endPoint = new IPEndPoint(serverAddress, 80);
   Console::WriteLine(S"Connection created successfully");
} catch (SocketException* e) {
   Console::WriteLine(S"\nException thrown.\nThe Original Message is: {0}", e->Message);
   //  Throw the 'WebException' object with a message string specific to the situation;
   //  and the 'InnerException' that actually led to this exception.
   throw new WebException(S"Unable to locate the Server with '' Uri.", e);

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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