AmbiguousMatchException AmbiguousMatchException AmbiguousMatchException AmbiguousMatchException Constructors

Definition

Overloads

AmbiguousMatchException() AmbiguousMatchException() AmbiguousMatchException()

Initializes a new instance of the AmbiguousMatchException class with an empty message string and the root cause exception set to null.

AmbiguousMatchException(String) AmbiguousMatchException(String) AmbiguousMatchException(String) AmbiguousMatchException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the AmbiguousMatchException class with its message string set to the given message and the root cause exception set to null.

AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception) AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception) AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception) AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception)

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

AmbiguousMatchException() AmbiguousMatchException() AmbiguousMatchException()

Initializes a new instance of the AmbiguousMatchException class with an empty message string and the root cause exception set to null.

public:
 AmbiguousMatchException();
public AmbiguousMatchException ();
Public Sub New ()

Remarks

AmbiguousMatchException inherits from Exception. This constructor sets the properties of the Exception object as shown in the following table.

Property Value
InnerException null
Message The empty string ("").
See Also

AmbiguousMatchException(String) AmbiguousMatchException(String) AmbiguousMatchException(String) AmbiguousMatchException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the AmbiguousMatchException class with its message string set to the given message and the root cause exception set to null.

public:
 AmbiguousMatchException(System::String ^ message);
public AmbiguousMatchException (string message);
new System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException : string -> System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException
Public Sub New (message As String)

Parameters

message
String String String String

A string indicating the reason this exception was thrown.

Remarks

AmbiguousMatchException inherits from Exception. This constructor sets the properties of the Exception object as shown in the following table.

Property Value
InnerException null
Message The message string.

AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception) AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception) AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception) AmbiguousMatchException(String, Exception)

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

public:
 AmbiguousMatchException(System::String ^ message, Exception ^ inner);
public AmbiguousMatchException (string message, Exception inner);
new System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException : string * Exception -> System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException
Public Sub New (message As String, inner As Exception)

Parameters

message
String String String String

The error message that explains the reason for the exception.

inner
Exception Exception Exception Exception

The exception that is the cause of the current exception. If the inner parameter is not null, the current exception is raised in a catch block that handles the inner exception.

Examples

The following example shows two classes, each named Mymethod. One class takes an integer and the other takes a string. If an integer is passed to Mymethod, the first class is used. If a string is passed, the second class is used. If it cannot be determined which Mymethod to use, AmbiguousMatchException is thrown.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

namespace Ambiguity
{
    ref class Myambiguous
    {
    public:

        //The first overload is typed to an Int32
        static void Mymethod(Int32 number)
        {
            Console::WriteLine("I am from 'Int32' method");
        }

        //The second overload is typed to a String^
        static void Mymethod(String^ alpha)
        {
            Console::WriteLine("I am from 'String^' method.");
        }

        static void Main()
        {
            try
            {
                //The following does not cause as exception
                Mymethod(2);    // goes to Mymethod (Int32)
                Mymethod("3");  // goes to Mymethod (String*)
                Type^ Mytype = Type::GetType("Ambiguity.Myambiguous");
                array<Type^>^temp0 = {Int32::typeid};
                MethodInfo^ Mymethodinfo32 = Mytype->GetMethod("Mymethod", temp0);
                array<Type^>^temp1 = {System::String::typeid};
                MethodInfo^ Mymethodinfostr = Mytype->GetMethod("Mymethod", temp1);

                //Invoke a method, utilizing a Int32 integer
                array<Object^>^temp2 = {2};
                Mymethodinfo32->Invoke(nullptr, temp2);

                //Invoke the method utilizing a String^
                array<Object^>^temp3 = {"1"};
                Mymethodinfostr->Invoke(nullptr, temp3);

                //The following line causes an ambiguous exception
                MethodInfo^ Mymethodinfo = Mytype->GetMethod("Mymethod");
            }
            catch (AmbiguousMatchException^ ex)
            {
                Console::WriteLine("\n{0}\n{1}", ex->GetType()->FullName, ex->Message);
            }
            catch (...)
            {
                Console::WriteLine("\nSome other exception.");
            }

            return;
        }
    };
}

int main()
{
    Ambiguity::Myambiguous::Main();
}

//This code produces the following output:
//
// I am from 'Int32' method
// I am from 'String^' method.
// I am from 'Int32' method
// I am from 'String^' method.
//
// System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException
// Ambiguous match found.
using System;
using System.Reflection;

namespace Ambiguity
{
    class Myambiguous
    {
        //The first overload is typed to an Int32
        public static void Mymethod(Int32 number)
        {
           Console.WriteLine("I am from 'Int32' method");
        }

        //The second overload is typed to a string
        public static void Mymethod(string alpha)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("I am from 'string' method.");
        }

        public static void Main()
        {
            try
            {
                //The following does not cause as exception
                Mymethod(2);    // goes to Mymethod(Int32)
                Mymethod("3");  // goes to Mymethod(string)

                Type Mytype = Type.GetType("Ambiguity.Myambiguous");

                MethodInfo Mymethodinfo32 = Mytype.GetMethod("Mymethod", new Type[]{typeof(Int32)});
                MethodInfo Mymethodinfostr = Mytype.GetMethod("Mymethod", new Type[]{typeof(System.String)});

                //Invoke a method, utilizing a Int32 integer
                Mymethodinfo32.Invoke(null, new Object[]{2});

                //Invoke the method utilizing a string
                Mymethodinfostr.Invoke(null, new Object[]{"1"});

                //The following line causes an ambiguious exception
                MethodInfo Mymethodinfo = Mytype.GetMethod("Mymethod");
            }   // end of try block
            catch (AmbiguousMatchException ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("\n{0}\n{1}", ex.GetType().FullName, ex.Message);
            }
            catch
            {
                Console.WriteLine("\nSome other exception.");
            }
            return;
        }
    }
}

//This code produces the following output:
//
// I am from 'Int32' method
// I am from 'string' method.
// I am from 'Int32' method
// I am from 'string' method.

// System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException
// Ambiguous match found.
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Namespace Ambiguity
    Class Myambiguous

        'The first overload is typed to an Int32
        Overloads Public Shared Sub Mymethod(number As Int32)
            Console.WriteLine("I am from 'Int32' method")
        End Sub 'Mymethod

        'The second overload is typed to a string
        Overloads Public Shared Sub Mymethod(alpha As String)
            Console.WriteLine("I am from 'string' method.")
        End Sub 'Mymethod

        Public Shared Sub Main()
            Try
                'The following does not cause as exception
                Mymethod(2) ' goes to Mymethod Int32)
                Mymethod("3") ' goes to Mymethod(string)
                Dim Mytype As Type = Type.GetType("Ambiguity.Myambiguous")

                Dim Mymethodinfo32 As MethodInfo = Mytype.GetMethod("Mymethod", New Type() {GetType(Int32)})
                Dim Mymethodinfostr As MethodInfo = Mytype.GetMethod("Mymethod", New Type() {GetType(System.String)})

                'Invoke a method, utilizing a Int32 integer
                Mymethodinfo32.Invoke(Nothing, New Object() {2})

                'Invoke the method utilizing a string
                Mymethodinfostr.Invoke(Nothing, New Object() {"1"})

                'The following line causes an ambiguious exception
                Dim Mymethodinfo As MethodInfo = Mytype.GetMethod("Mymethod")
                ' end of try block
            Catch ex As AmbiguousMatchException
                Console.WriteLine(vbNewLine + "{0}" + vbNewLine + "{1}", ex.GetType().FullName, ex.Message)
            Catch
                Console.WriteLine(vbNewLine + "Some other exception.")
            End Try
            Return
        End Sub 'Main
    End Class 'Myambiguous
End Namespace
' This code produces the following output:
'
' I am from 'Int32' method
' I am from 'string' method.
' I am from 'Int32' method
' I am from 'string' method.
'
' System.Reflection.AmbiguousMatchException
' Ambiguous match found.

Remarks

An exception that is thrown as a direct result of a previous exception should 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 null 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 AmbiguousMatchException.

Property Value
InnerException The inner exception reference.
Message The error message string.
See Also

Applies to