ArgumentNullException ArgumentNullException ArgumentNullException ArgumentNullException Class

Definition

The exception that is thrown when a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is passed to a method that does not accept it as a valid argument.

public ref class ArgumentNullException : ArgumentException
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
[Serializable]
public class ArgumentNullException : ArgumentException
type ArgumentNullException = class
    inherit ArgumentException
Public Class ArgumentNullException
Inherits ArgumentException
Inheritance
Attributes
ComVisibleAttribute SerializableAttribute

Remarks

An ArgumentNullException exception is thrown when a method is invoked and at least one of the passed arguments is null but should never be null.

An ArgumentNullException exception is thrown at run time in the following two major circumstances, both of which reflect developer error:

  • An uninstantiated object is passed to a method. To prevent the error, instantiate the object.

  • An object returned from a method call is then passed as an argument to a second method, but the value of the original returned object is null. To prevent the error, check for a return value that is null and call the second method only if the return value is not null.

ArgumentNullException behaves identically to ArgumentException. It is provided so that application code can differentiate between exceptions caused by null arguments and exceptions caused by arguments that are not null. For errors caused by arguments that are not null, see ArgumentOutOfRangeException.

ArgumentNullException uses the HRESULT E_POINTER, which has the value 0x80004003.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of ArgumentNullException, see the ArgumentNullException constructors.

Constructors

ArgumentNullException() ArgumentNullException() ArgumentNullException() ArgumentNullException()

Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentNullException class.

ArgumentNullException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) ArgumentNullException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) ArgumentNullException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) ArgumentNullException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

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

ArgumentNullException(String) ArgumentNullException(String) ArgumentNullException(String) ArgumentNullException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentNullException class with the name of the parameter that causes this exception.

ArgumentNullException(String, Exception) ArgumentNullException(String, Exception) ArgumentNullException(String, Exception) ArgumentNullException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the ArgumentNullException class with a specified error message and the exception that is the cause of this exception.

ArgumentNullException(String, String) ArgumentNullException(String, String) ArgumentNullException(String, String) ArgumentNullException(String, String)

Initializes an instance of the ArgumentNullException class with a specified error message and the name of the parameter that causes this exception.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException()

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

(Inherited from Exception)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Sets the SerializationInfo object with the parameter name and additional exception information.

(Inherited from ArgumentException)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Exception)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Properties

Data Data Data Data

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HResult HResult HResult HResult

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
InnerException InnerException InnerException InnerException

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
Message Message Message Message

Gets the error message and the parameter name, or only the error message if no parameter name is set.

(Inherited from ArgumentException)
ParamName ParamName ParamName ParamName

Gets the name of the parameter that causes this exception.

(Inherited from ArgumentException)
Source Source Source Source

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.

(Inherited from Exception)
StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.

(Inherited from Exception)
TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite

Gets the method that throws the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Events

SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState

Occurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Applies to

See Also