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.NET Framework Class Library
FileFormatException Class

The exception that is thrown when an input file or a data stream that is supposed to conform to a certain file format specification is malformed.

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
   SystemException
     SystemSystemException
       SystemFormatException
        System.IOFileFormatException

Namespace:   System.IO
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)
Syntax
<[%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_0%]> _
Public Class FileFormatException _
	Inherits [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_1%] _
	Implements [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_0_0_2%]
[[%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_0%]]
public class FileFormatException : [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_1%], 
	[%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_1_0_2%]
[[%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_0%]]
public ref class FileFormatException : public [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_1%], 
	[%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_2_0_2%]
[<[%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_0%]>]
type FileFormatException =  
    class 
        inherit [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_1%] 
        interface [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_3_0_2%] 
    end
public class FileFormatException extends [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_4_0_0%] implements [%$TOPIC/ms573248_en-us_VS_110_2_0_4_0_1%]

The FileFormatException type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  NameDescription
Public method FileFormatExceptionCreates a new instance of the FileFormatException class.
Public method FileFormatException(String)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a specified error message.
Public method FileFormatException(Uri)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value.
Protected method FileFormatException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class and initializes it with serialized data. This constructor is called during deserialization to reconstitute the exception object transmitted over a stream.
Public method FileFormatException(String, Exception)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a specified error message and exception type.
Public method FileFormatException(Uri, Exception)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value and an exception type.
Public method FileFormatException(Uri, String)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value and a specified error message.
Public method FileFormatException(Uri, String, Exception)Creates a new instance of the FileFormatException class with a source URI value, a specified error message, and an exception type.
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Properties
  NameDescription
Public property DataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public property HelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public property HResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public property InnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public property MessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public property SourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public property SourceUriGets the name of a file that caused the FileFormatException.
Public property StackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public property TargetSiteGets the method that throws the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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Methods
  NameDescription
Public method Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public method GetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetObjectDataSets the SerializationInfo object with the file name and additional exception information. (Overrides ExceptionGetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext).)
Public method GetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected method MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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Events
  NameDescription
Protected event SerializeObjectStateOccurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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Version Information

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Thread Safety
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.