ConfigurationErrorsException ConfigurationErrorsException ConfigurationErrorsException ConfigurationErrorsException Class

Definition

The exception that is thrown when a configuration error has occurred.

public ref class ConfigurationErrorsException : System::Configuration::ConfigurationException
public class ConfigurationErrorsException : System.Configuration.ConfigurationException
type ConfigurationErrorsException = class
    inherit ConfigurationException
Public Class ConfigurationErrorsException
Inherits ConfigurationException
Inheritance

Examples

The following code example creates a custom section and generates a ConfigurationErrorsException exception when it modifies its properties.

using System;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections.Specialized;
using System.Collections;

namespace Samples.AspNet
{

    // Define a custom section.
    public sealed class CustomSection :
       ConfigurationSection
    {
        public CustomSection()
        {
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("fileName", DefaultValue = "default.txt",
                    IsRequired = true, IsKey = false)]
        [StringValidator(InvalidCharacters = " ~!@#$%^&*()[]{}/;'\"|\\",
            MinLength = 1, MaxLength = 60)]
        public string FileName
        {
            get
            {
                return (string)this["fileName"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["fileName"] = value;
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("maxUsers", DefaultValue = (long)10,
            IsRequired = false)]
        [LongValidator(MinValue = 1, MaxValue = 100,
            ExcludeRange = false)]
        public long MaxUsers
        {
            get
            {
                return (long)this["maxUsers"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["maxUsers"] = value;
            }
        }

    }


    // Create the custom section and write it to
    // the configuration file.
    class UsingConfigurationErrorsException
    {
        // Create a custom section.
        static UsingConfigurationErrorsException()
        {
            // Get the application configuration file.
            System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                    ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                    ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

            // If the section does not exist in the configuration
            // file, create it and save it to the file.
            if (config.Sections["CustomSection"] == null)
            {
                CustomSection custSection = new CustomSection();
                config.Sections.Add("CustomSection", custSection);
                custSection =
                    config.GetSection("CustomSection") as CustomSection;
                custSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = true;
                config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);
            }
        }
        
        // Modify a custom section and cause configuration 
        // error exceptions.
        static void ModifyCustomSection()
        {

            try
            {
                // Get the application configuration file.
                System.Configuration.Configuration config =
                        ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
                        ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

                CustomSection custSection =
                   config.Sections["CustomSection"] as CustomSection;

                // Change the section properties.
                custSection.FileName = "newName.txt";
                
                // Cause an exception.
                custSection.MaxUsers = custSection.MaxUsers + 100;

                if (!custSection.ElementInformation.IsLocked)
                    config.Save();
                else
                    Console.WriteLine(
                        "Section was locked, could not update.");
            }
            catch (ConfigurationErrorsException err)
            {

                string msg = err.Message;
                Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", msg);

                string fileName = err.Filename;
                Console.WriteLine("Filename: {0}", fileName);

                int lineNumber = err.Line;
                Console.WriteLine("Line: {0}", lineNumber.ToString());

                string bmsg = err.BareMessage;
                Console.WriteLine("BareMessage: {0}", bmsg);

                string source = err.Source;
                Console.WriteLine("Source: {0}", source);

                string st = err.StackTrace;
                Console.WriteLine("StackTrace: {0}", st);

            }
        }

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            ModifyCustomSection();
        }

    
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.Collections.Specialized
Imports System.Collections



' Define a custom section.

NotInheritable Public Class CustomSection
    Inherits ConfigurationSection
    
    Public Sub New() 
    
    End Sub 'New
    
    
    <ConfigurationProperty("fileName", DefaultValue:="default.txt", IsRequired:=True, IsKey:=False), StringValidator(InvalidCharacters:=" ~!@#$%^&*()[]{}/;'""|\", MinLength:=1, MaxLength:=60)> _
    Public Property FileName() As String
        Get
            Return CStr(Me("fileName"))
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            Me("fileName") = value
        End Set
    End Property
    
    
    <ConfigurationProperty("maxUsers", DefaultValue:=10, IsRequired:=False), LongValidator(MinValue:=1, MaxValue:=100, ExcludeRange:=False)> _
    Public Property MaxUsers() As Long
        Get
            Return Fix(Me("maxUsers"))
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Long)
            Me("maxUsers") = value
        End Set
    End Property
End Class 'CustomSection 


' Create the custom section and write it to
' the configuration file.

Class UsingConfigurationErrorsException
    
    ' Create a custom section.
    Shared Sub New()

        ' Get the application configuration file.
        Dim config _
        As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
        ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
        ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

        ' If the section does not exist in the configuration
        ' file, create it and save it to the file.
        If config.Sections("CustomSection") Is Nothing Then
            Dim custSection As New CustomSection()
            config.Sections.Add("CustomSection", custSection)
            custSection = config.GetSection("CustomSection")
            custSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = True
            config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full)
        End If

    End Sub 'New
    
    
    ' Modify a custom section and cause configuration 
    ' error exceptions.
    Shared Sub ModifyCustomSection() 
        
        Try
            ' Get the application configuration file.
            Dim config _
            As System.Configuration.Configuration = _
            ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration( _
            ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

            Dim custSection _
            As CustomSection = _
            config.Sections("CustomSection")
             
            ' Change the section properties.
            custSection.FileName = "newName.txt"
            
            ' Cause an exception.
            custSection.MaxUsers = _
            custSection.MaxUsers + 100
            
            If Not custSection.ElementInformation.IsLocked Then
                config.Save()
            Else
                Console.WriteLine( _
                "Section was locked, could not update.")
            End If
        Catch err As ConfigurationErrorsException
            
            Dim msg As String = err.Message
            Console.WriteLine("Message: {0}", msg)
            Dim fileName As String = err.Filename
            Console.WriteLine("Filename: {0}", _
            fileName)
            Dim lineNumber As Integer = err.Line
            Console.WriteLine("Line: {0}", _
            lineNumber.ToString())
            Dim bmsg As String = err.BareMessage
            Console.WriteLine("BareMessage: {0}", bmsg)
            Dim src As String = err.Source
            Console.WriteLine("Source: {0}", src)
            Dim st As String = err.StackTrace
            Console.WriteLine("StackTrace: {0}", st)
        End Try

    End Sub 'ModifyCustomSection

    Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String) 
        ModifyCustomSection()
    
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'UsingConfigurationErrorsException 

The following example is a configuration excerpt used by the previous example.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
<configuration>  
  <configSections>  
    <section name="CustomSection" type="Samples.AspNet.CustomSection,   
      ConfigurationErrorsException, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,   
      PublicKeyToken=null" allowDefinition="Everywhere"   
      allowExeDefinition="MachineToApplication"   
      restartOnExternalChanges="true" />  
  </configSections>  
  <CustomSection fileName="default.txt" maxUsers="10" />  
</configuration>  

Remarks

The ConfigurationErrorsException exception is thrown when any error occurs while configuration information is being read or written.

Constructors

ConfigurationErrorsException() ConfigurationErrorsException() ConfigurationErrorsException() ConfigurationErrorsException()

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) ConfigurationErrorsException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) ConfigurationErrorsException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) ConfigurationErrorsException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String) ConfigurationErrorsException(String) ConfigurationErrorsException(String) ConfigurationErrorsException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, String, Int32) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, String, Int32) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, String, Int32) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, String, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of a ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlNode) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlNode) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlNode) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlNode)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlReader) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlReader) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlReader) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, Exception, XmlReader)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String, String, Int32) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, String, Int32) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, String, Int32) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, String, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlNode) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlNode) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlNode) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlNode)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlReader) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlReader) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlReader) ConfigurationErrorsException(String, XmlReader)

Initializes a new instance of the ConfigurationErrorsException class.

Properties

BareMessage BareMessage BareMessage BareMessage

Gets a description of why this configuration exception was thrown.

Data Data Data Data

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

(Inherited from Exception)
Errors Errors Errors Errors

Gets a collection of errors that detail the reasons this ConfigurationErrorsException exception was thrown.

Filename Filename Filename Filename

Gets the path to the configuration file that caused this configuration exception to be thrown.

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)
Line Line Line Line

Gets the line number within the configuration file at which this configuration exception was thrown.

Message Message Message Message

Gets an extended description of why this configuration exception was thrown.

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)

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)
GetFilename(XmlNode) GetFilename(XmlNode) GetFilename(XmlNode) GetFilename(XmlNode)

Gets the path to the configuration file from which the internal XmlNode object was loaded when this configuration exception was thrown.

GetFilename(XmlReader) GetFilename(XmlReader) GetFilename(XmlReader) GetFilename(XmlReader)

Gets the path to the configuration file that the internal XmlReader was reading when this configuration exception was thrown.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetLineNumber(XmlNode) GetLineNumber(XmlNode) GetLineNumber(XmlNode) GetLineNumber(XmlNode)

Gets the line number within the configuration file that the internal XmlNode object represented when this configuration exception was thrown.

GetLineNumber(XmlReader) GetLineNumber(XmlReader) GetLineNumber(XmlReader) GetLineNumber(XmlReader)

Gets the line number within the configuration file that the internal XmlReader object was processing when this configuration exception was thrown.

GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Sets the SerializationInfo object with the file name and line number at which this configuration exception occurred.

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)

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