MissingMemberException MissingMemberException MissingMemberException MissingMemberException Class

Definition

The exception that is thrown when there is an attempt to dynamically access a class member that does not exist or that is not declared as public. If a member in a class library has been removed or renamed, recompile any assemblies that reference that library.

public ref class MissingMemberException : MemberAccessException
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
[System.Serializable]
public class MissingMemberException : MemberAccessException
type MissingMemberException = class
    inherit MemberAccessException
    interface ISerializable
Public Class MissingMemberException
Inherits MemberAccessException
Inheritance
Derived
Attributes
Implements

Examples

This example shows what happens if you attempt to use reflection to call a method that does not exist and access a field that does not exist. The application recovers by catching the MissingMethodException, MissingFieldException, and MissingMemberException.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

ref class App
{
};

int main()
{
    try
    {
        // Attempt to call a static DoSomething method defined in the App class.
        // However, because the App class does not define this method,
        // a MissingMethodException is thrown.
        App::typeid->InvokeMember("DoSomething", BindingFlags::Static |
            BindingFlags::InvokeMethod, nullptr, nullptr, nullptr);
    }
    catch (MissingMethodException^ ex)
    {
        // Show the user that the DoSomething method cannot be called.
        Console::WriteLine("Unable to call the DoSomething method: {0}",
            ex->Message);
    }

    try
    {
        // Attempt to access a static AField field defined in the App class.
        // However, because the App class does not define this field,
        // a MissingFieldException is thrown.
        App::typeid->InvokeMember("AField", BindingFlags::Static |
            BindingFlags::SetField, nullptr, nullptr, gcnew array<Object^>{5});
    }
    catch (MissingFieldException^ ex)
    {
        // Show the user that the AField field cannot be accessed.
        Console::WriteLine("Unable to access the AField field: {0}",
            ex->Message);
    }

    try
    {
        // Attempt to access a static AnotherField field defined in the App class.
        // However, because the App class does not define this field,
        // a MissingFieldException is thrown.
        App::typeid->InvokeMember("AnotherField", BindingFlags::Static |
            BindingFlags::GetField, nullptr, nullptr, nullptr);
    }
    catch (MissingMemberException^ ex)
    {
        // Notice that this code is catching MissingMemberException which is the
        // base class of MissingMethodException and MissingFieldException.
        // Show the user that the AnotherField field cannot be accessed.
        Console::WriteLine("Unable to access the AnotherField field: {0}",
            ex->Message);
    }
}
// This code produces the following output.
//
// Unable to call the DoSomething method: Method 'App.DoSomething' not found.
// Unable to access the AField field: Field 'App.AField' not found.
// Unable to access the AnotherField field: Field 'App.AnotherField' not found.
using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class App
{
    public static void Main()
    {

        try
        {
            // Attempt to call a static DoSomething method defined in the App class.
            // However, because the App class does not define this method,
            // a MissingMethodException is thrown.
            typeof(App).InvokeMember("DoSomething", BindingFlags.Static |
                BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, null, null, null);
        }
        catch (MissingMethodException e)
        {
            // Show the user that the DoSomething method cannot be called.
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to call the DoSomething method: {0}", e.Message);
        }

        try
        {
            // Attempt to access a static AField field defined in the App class.
            // However, because the App class does not define this field,
            // a MissingFieldException is thrown.
            typeof(App).InvokeMember("AField", BindingFlags.Static | BindingFlags.SetField,
                null, null, new Object[] { 5 });
        }
        catch (MissingFieldException e)
        {
         // Show the user that the AField field cannot be accessed.
         Console.WriteLine("Unable to access the AField field: {0}", e.Message);
        }

        try
        {
            // Attempt to access a static AnotherField field defined in the App class.
            // However, because the App class does not define this field,
            // a MissingFieldException is thrown.
            typeof(App).InvokeMember("AnotherField", BindingFlags.Static |
                BindingFlags.GetField, null, null, null);
        }
        catch (MissingMemberException e)
        {
         // Notice that this code is catching MissingMemberException which is the
         // base class of MissingMethodException and MissingFieldException.
         // Show the user that the AnotherField field cannot be accessed.
         Console.WriteLine("Unable to access the AnotherField field: {0}", e.Message);
        }
    }
}
// This code example produces the following output:
//
// Unable to call the DoSomething method: Method 'App.DoSomething' not found.
// Unable to access the AField field: Field 'App.AField' not found.
// Unable to access the AnotherField field: Field 'App.AnotherField' not found.
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Public Class App
    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        Try
            ' Attempt to call a static DoSomething method defined in the App class.
            ' However, because the App class does not define this method, 
            ' a MissingMethodException is thrown.
            GetType(App).InvokeMember("DoSomething", BindingFlags.Static Or BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, _
                                       Nothing, Nothing, Nothing)
        Catch e As MissingMethodException
            ' Show the user that the DoSomething method cannot be called.
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to call the DoSomething method: {0}", e.Message)
        End Try
        Try
            ' Attempt to access a static AField field defined in the App class.
            ' However, because the App class does not define this field, 
            ' a MissingFieldException is thrown.
            GetType(App).InvokeMember("AField", BindingFlags.Static Or BindingFlags.SetField, _
                                       Nothing, Nothing, New [Object]() {5})
        Catch e As MissingFieldException
            ' Show the user that the AField field cannot be accessed.
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to access the AField field: {0}", e.Message)
        End Try
        Try
            ' Attempt to access a static AnotherField field defined in the App class.
            ' However, because the App class does not define this field, 
            ' a MissingFieldException is thrown.
            GetType(App).InvokeMember("AnotherField", BindingFlags.Static Or BindingFlags.GetField, _
                                       Nothing, Nothing, Nothing)
        Catch e As MissingMemberException
            ' Notice that this code is catching MissingMemberException which is the  
            ' base class of MissingMethodException and MissingFieldException.
            ' Show the user that the AnotherField field cannot be accessed.
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to access the AnotherField field: {0}", e.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub 
End Class 
' This code example produces the following output:
'
' Unable to call the DoSomething method: Method 'App.DoSomething' not found.
' Unable to access the AField field: Field 'App.AField' not found.
' Unable to access the AnotherField field: Field 'App.AnotherField' not found.

Remarks

Normally a compilation error is generated if the code attempts to access a nonexistent member of a class. MissingMemberException is designed to handle cases where a field or a method is deleted or renamed in one assembly and the change is not reflected in a second assembly. At runtime, MissingMemberException will be thrown when the code in the second assembly attempts to access the missing member in the first assembly.

MissingMemberException is the base class for MissingFieldException and MissingMethodException. In general it is better to use one of the derived classes of MissingMemberException to more precisely indicate the exact nature of the error. Throw a MissingMemberException if you are only interested in capturing the general case of a missing member error.

MissingMemberException uses the HRESULT COR_E_MISSINGMEMBER, that has the value 0x80131512.

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

Constructors

MissingMemberException() MissingMemberException() MissingMemberException() MissingMemberException()

Initializes a new instance of the MissingMemberException class.

MissingMemberException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) MissingMemberException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) MissingMemberException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) MissingMemberException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

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

MissingMemberException(String) MissingMemberException(String) MissingMemberException(String) MissingMemberException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the MissingMemberException class with a specified error message.

MissingMemberException(String, Exception) MissingMemberException(String, Exception) MissingMemberException(String, Exception) MissingMemberException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the MissingMemberException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the root cause of this exception.

MissingMemberException(String, String) MissingMemberException(String, String) MissingMemberException(String, String) MissingMemberException(String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the MissingMemberException class with the specified class name and member name.

Fields

ClassName ClassName ClassName ClassName

Holds the class name of the missing member.

MemberName MemberName MemberName MemberName

Holds the name of the missing member.

Signature Signature Signature Signature

Holds the signature of the missing member.

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 text string showing the class name, the member name, and the signature of the missing member.

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)
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 class name, the member name, the signature of the missing member, and additional exception information.

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

See also