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Conversion.ErrorToString Method

Returns the error message that corresponds to a given error number.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string ErrorToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The error message that corresponds to the most recent run-time error.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

ErrorNumber is out of range.

The ErrorToString function examines the property settings of the Err object to identify the most recent run-time error. The return value of the ErrorToString function corresponds to the Description property of the Err object. If no run-time error has occurred, ErrorToString returns a zero-length string ("").

In Visual Basic version 6.0 and earlier, this functionality was provided by the Error function.

The following code uses the ErrorToString function to display error messages that correspond to the specified error numbers.

Dim ErrorNumber As Integer 
For ErrorNumber = 61 To 64   ' Loop through values 61 - 64.
    MsgBox(ErrorToString(ErrorNumber))   ' Display error names in message box.
Next ErrorNumber

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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