TaskScheduler.UnobservedTaskException Event


Occurs when a faulted task's unobserved exception is about to trigger exception escalation policy, which, by default, would terminate the process.

 static event EventHandler<System::Threading::Tasks::UnobservedTaskExceptionEventArgs ^> ^ UnobservedTaskException;
[add: System.Security.SecurityCritical]
[remove: System.Security.SecurityCritical]
public static event EventHandler<System.Threading.Tasks.UnobservedTaskExceptionEventArgs> UnobservedTaskException;
member this.UnobservedTaskException : EventHandler<System.Threading.Tasks.UnobservedTaskExceptionEventArgs> 
Public Shared Custom Event UnobservedTaskException As EventHandler(Of UnobservedTaskExceptionEventArgs) 


This application domain-wide event provides a mechanism to prevent exception escalation policy (which, by default, terminates the process) from triggering.

To make it easier for developers to write asynchronous code based on tasks, the .NET Framework 4.5 changes the default exception behavior for unobserved exceptions. Although unobserved exceptions still raise the UnobservedTaskException exception, the process does not terminate by default. Instead, the exception is handled by the runtime after the event is raised, regardless of whether an event handler observes the exception. This behavior can be configured. Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, you can use the <ThrowUnobservedTaskExceptions> configuration element to revert to the behavior of the .NET Framework 4 and terminate the process:

      <ThrowUnobservedTaskExceptions enabled="true"/>   

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