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TypeInitializationException.TypeInitializationException Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the TypeInitializationException class with the default error message, the specified type name, and a reference to the inner exception that is the root cause of this exception.

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

public TypeInitializationException (
	string fullTypeName,
	Exception innerException
public TypeInitializationException (
	String fullTypeName, 
	Exception innerException
public function TypeInitializationException (
	fullTypeName : String, 
	innerException : Exception
Not applicable.



The fully qualified name of the type that fails to initialize.


The exception that is the cause of the current exception. If the innerException parameter is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the current exception is raised in a catch block that handles the inner exception.

An exception that is thrown as a direct result of a previous exception can include a reference to the previous exception in the InnerException property. The InnerException property returns the same value that is passed into the constructor, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the InnerException property does not supply the inner exception value to the constructor.

The following table shows the initial property values for an instance of TypeInitializationException.




The inner exception reference.


The localized error message string.


The name of the type.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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