TypeLoadException TypeLoadException TypeLoadException TypeLoadException Constructors

Definition

Overloads

TypeLoadException() TypeLoadException() TypeLoadException()

Initializes a new instance of the TypeLoadException class.

TypeLoadException(String) TypeLoadException(String) TypeLoadException(String) TypeLoadException(String)

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

TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

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

TypeLoadException(String, Exception) TypeLoadException(String, Exception) TypeLoadException(String, Exception) TypeLoadException(String, Exception)

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

TypeLoadException() TypeLoadException() TypeLoadException()

Initializes a new instance of the TypeLoadException class.

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

Remarks

This constructor initializes the Message property of the new instance to a system-supplied message that describes the error, such as "A failure has occurred while loading a type." This message takes into account the current system culture.

The following table shows the initial property values for an instance of TypeLoadException.

Property Value
InnerException A null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
Message The localized error message string.

TypeLoadException(String) TypeLoadException(String) TypeLoadException(String) TypeLoadException(String)

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

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

Parameters

message
String String String String

The message that describes the error.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the TypeLoadException(String) constructor. It contains a method that generates a TypeLoadException with a custom message, and displays the error message to the console.

using namespace System;

class TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass
{
   public:
      static bool GenerateException()
      {
         // Throw a TypeLoadException with a custom message.
         throw gcnew TypeLoadException("This is a custom TypeLoadException error message.");
      }
};

int main()
{
   try {
      // Call a method that throws an exception.  
      TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass::GenerateException();
   }
   catch ( TypeLoadException^ e ) {
      Console::WriteLine("TypeLoadException:\n   {0}", e->Message);
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: \n\tError Message = {0}", e->Message );
   }

}
// The example displays the following output:
//       TypeLoadException:
//          This is a custom TypeLoadException error message.
using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main() 
   {
      try {
         // Call a method that throws an exception.
         TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass.GenerateException();
      }  
      catch (TypeLoadException e) {
         Console.WriteLine("TypeLoadException:\n   {0}", e.Message);
      }
   }
}

class TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass
{ 
   public static bool GenerateException() 
   {
      // Throw a TypeLoadException with a custom defined message.
      throw new TypeLoadException("This is a custom TypeLoadException error message.");
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       TypeLoadException:
//          This is a custom TypeLoadException error message.
Public Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Try
         ' Call a method that throws an exception.
         TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass.GenerateException()
      Catch e As TypeLoadException
         Console.WriteLine("TypeLoadException:{0}   {1}", vbCrLf, e.Message)
      End Try
   End Sub 
End Class 

Class TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass
   Public Shared Function GenerateException() As Boolean
      ' Throw a TypeLoadException with a custom message.
      Throw New TypeLoadException("This is a custom TypeLoadException error message.")
   End Function 
End Class 
' The example displays the following output:
'       TypeLoadException:
'          This is a custom TypeLoadException error message.

Remarks

The content of the message parameter should be understandable to the user. The caller of this constructor is required to ensure that this string has been localized for the current system culture.

The following table shows the initial property values for an instance of TypeLoadException.

Property Value
InnerException A null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
Message The error message string.

TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) TypeLoadException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

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

protected:
 TypeLoadException(System::Runtime::Serialization::SerializationInfo ^ info, System::Runtime::Serialization::StreamingContext context);
protected TypeLoadException (System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo info, System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext context);
new TypeLoadException : System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationInfo * System.Runtime.Serialization.StreamingContext -> TypeLoadException
Protected Sub New (info As SerializationInfo, context As StreamingContext)

Parameters

info
SerializationInfo SerializationInfo SerializationInfo SerializationInfo

The object that holds the serialized object data.

context
StreamingContext StreamingContext StreamingContext StreamingContext

The contextual information about the source or destination.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example generates an exception, and serializes the exception data to a file, and then reconstitutes the exception. For this code example to run, you must provide the fully qualified assembly name. For information about how to obtain the fully qualified assembly name, see Assembly Names.

#using <System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization::Formatters::Soap;
using namespace System::IO;

// This class overrides the GetObjectData method and initializes
// its data with current time. 

[Serializable]
public ref class MyTypeLoadExceptionChild: public TypeLoadException
{
public:
   System::DateTime ErrorDateTime;
   MyTypeLoadExceptionChild()
   {
      ErrorDateTime = DateTime::Now;
   }

   MyTypeLoadExceptionChild( DateTime myDateTime )
   {
      ErrorDateTime = myDateTime;
   }


protected:
   MyTypeLoadExceptionChild( SerializationInfo^ sInfo, StreamingContext * sContext )
   {
      
      // Reconstitute the deserialized information into the instance.
      ErrorDateTime = sInfo->GetDateTime( "ErrorDate" );
   }


public:
   void GetObjectData( SerializationInfo^ sInfo, StreamingContext * sContext )
   {
      
      // Add a value to the Serialization information.
      sInfo->AddValue( "ErrorDate", ErrorDateTime );
   }

};

int main()
{
   
   // Load the mscorlib assembly and get a reference to it.
   // You must supply the fully qualified assembly name for mscorlib.dll here.
   Assembly^ myAssembly = Assembly::Load( "Assembly text name, Version, Culture, PublicKeyToken" );
   try
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Attempting to load a type not present in the assembly 'mscorlib'" );
      
      // This loading of invalid type raises a TypeLoadException
      Type^ myType = myAssembly->GetType( "System::NonExistentType", true );
   }
   catch ( TypeLoadException^ ) 
   {
      
      // Serialize the exception to disk and reconstitute it back again.
      try
      {
         System::DateTime ErrorDatetime = DateTime::Now;
         Console::WriteLine( "A TypeLoadException has been raised." );
         
         // Create MyTypeLoadException instance with current time.
         MyTypeLoadExceptionChild^ myTypeLoadExceptionChild = gcnew MyTypeLoadExceptionChild( ErrorDatetime );
         IFormatter^ myFormatter = gcnew SoapFormatter;
         Stream^ myFileStream = gcnew FileStream( "typeload.xml",FileMode::Create,FileAccess::Write,FileShare::None );
         Console::WriteLine( "Serializing the TypeLoadException with DateTime as {0}", ErrorDatetime );
         
         // Serialize the MyTypeLoadException instance to a file.
         myFormatter->Serialize( myFileStream, myTypeLoadExceptionChild );
         myFileStream->Close();
         Console::WriteLine( "Deserializing the Exception." );
         myFileStream = gcnew FileStream( "typeload.xml",FileMode::Open,FileAccess::Read,FileShare::None );
         
         // Deserialize and reconstitute the instance from file.
         myTypeLoadExceptionChild = safe_cast<MyTypeLoadExceptionChild^>(myFormatter->Deserialize( myFileStream ));
         myFileStream->Close();
         Console::WriteLine( "Deserialized exception has ErrorDateTime = {0}", myTypeLoadExceptionChild->ErrorDateTime );
      }
      catch ( Exception^ e ) 
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "Exception : {0}", e->Message );
      }

   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception : {0}", e->Message );
   }

}


using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap; 
using System.Security.Permissions;
using System.IO;

class GetObjectDataDemo
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Get a reference to the assembly mscorlib.dll, which is always
      // loaded. (System.String is defined in mscorlib.)
      Assembly mscorlib = typeof(string).Assembly;

      try
      {
         Console.WriteLine ("Attempting to load a type not present in the assembly 'mscorlib'");
         // This loading of invalid type raises a TypeLoadException
         Type myType = mscorlib.GetType("System.NonExistentType", true);
      }         
      catch (TypeLoadException)
      {
         // Serialize the exception to disk and reconstitute it.
         System.DateTime ErrorDatetime = DateTime.Now;
         Console.WriteLine("A TypeLoadException has been raised.");

         // Create MyTypeLoadException instance with current time.
         MyTypeLoadException myException = new MyTypeLoadException(ErrorDatetime);
         IFormatter myFormatter = new SoapFormatter();
         Stream myFileStream = new FileStream("typeload.xml", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.None);
         Console.WriteLine("Serializing the TypeLoadException with DateTime as " + ErrorDatetime);

         // Serialize the MyTypeLoadException instance to a file.
         myFormatter.Serialize(myFileStream, myException);
         myFileStream.Close();

         Console.WriteLine("Deserializing the Exception.");
         myFileStream = new FileStream("typeload.xml", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.None);

         // Deserialize and reconstitute the instance from file.
         myException = (MyTypeLoadException) myFormatter.Deserialize(myFileStream);
         myFileStream.Close();
         Console.WriteLine("Deserialized exception has ErrorDateTime = " + myException.ErrorDateTime);
      }
   }
}

// This class overrides the GetObjectData method and initializes
// its data with current time. 

[Serializable]
public class MyTypeLoadException : TypeLoadException 
{
   private System.DateTime _errorDateTime = DateTime.Now;
   public DateTime ErrorDateTime { get { return _errorDateTime; }}

   public MyTypeLoadException(DateTime myDateTime) 
   {
      _errorDateTime = myDateTime;
   }

   protected MyTypeLoadException(SerializationInfo sInfo, StreamingContext sContext) 
       : base(sInfo, sContext)
   {
      // Reconstitute the deserialized information into the instance.
      _errorDateTime = sInfo.GetDateTime("ErrorDate");
   }

   // GetObjectData overrides must always have a demand for SerializationFormatter.
   [SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, SerializationFormatter=true)]
   public override void GetObjectData(SerializationInfo sInfo, StreamingContext sContext) 
   {
      base.GetObjectData(sInfo, sContext);
      // Add a value to the Serialization information.
      sInfo.AddValue("ErrorDate", ErrorDateTime);
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Runtime.Serialization
Imports System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap
Imports System.Security.Permissions
Imports System.IO

Class GetObjectDataDemo

   Public Shared Sub Main()
      ' Get a reference to the assembly mscorlib.dll, which is always
      ' loaded. (System.String is defined in mscorlib.)
      Dim tString As Type = GetType(String)
      Dim mscorlib As [Assembly] = tString.Assembly

      Try
         Console.WriteLine("Attempting to load a type not present in the assembly 'mscorlib'")
         ' This loading of invalid type raises a TypeLoadException
         Dim myType As Type = mscorlib.GetType("System.NonExistentType", True)
      Catch
         ' Serialize the exception to disk and reconstitute it.
         Dim ErrorDatetime as System.DateTime = DateTime.Now
         Console.WriteLine("A TypeLoadException has been raised.")

         ' Create MyTypeLoadException instance with current time.
         Dim myException As new MyTypeLoadException(ErrorDatetime)
         Dim myFormatter as IFormatter  = new SoapFormatter()
         Dim myFileStream as Stream 
         myFileStream = New FileStream("typeload.xml", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.None)
         Console.WriteLine("Serializing the TypeLoadException with DateTime as " _
             & ErrorDatetime.ToString())

         ' Serialize the MyTypeLoadException instance to a file.
         myFormatter.Serialize(myFileStream, myException)
         myFileStream.Close()

         Console.WriteLine("Deserializing the Exception.")
         myFileStream = New FileStream("typeload.xml", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.None)

         ' Deserialize and reconstitute the instance from file.
         myException = CType(myFormatter.Deserialize(myFileStream), MyTypeLoadException)
         myFileStream.Close()
         Console.WriteLine("Deserialized exception has ErrorDateTime = " + myException.ErrorDateTime.ToString())
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main
End Class

' This class overrides the GetObjectData method and initializes
' its data with current time. 
<Serializable()> _
Public Class MyTypeLoadException
   Inherits TypeLoadException

   Private _errorDateTime As System.DateTime = DateTime.Now
   Public ReadOnly Property ErrorDateTime As DateTime
      Get
         Return _errorDateTime
      End Get
   End Property

   Public Sub New(myDateTime As DateTime)
      _errorDateTime = myDateTime
   End Sub 'New

   Protected Sub New(sInfo As SerializationInfo, sContext As StreamingContext)
      MyBase.New(sInfo, sContext)
      ' Reconstitute the deserialized information into the instance.
      _errorDateTime = sInfo.GetDateTime("ErrorDate")
   End Sub 'New

   ' GetObjectData overrides must always have a demand for SerializationFormatter.
   <SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, SerializationFormatter:=true)> _
   Public Overrides Sub GetObjectData(sInfo As SerializationInfo, sContext As StreamingContext)
      MyBase.GetObjectData(sInfo, sContext)
      ' Add a value to the Serialization information.
      sInfo.AddValue("ErrorDate", ErrorDateTime)
   End Sub 'GetObjectData

End Class 'MyTypeLoadExceptionChild

Remarks

This constructor is called during deserialization to reconstitute the exception object transmitted over a stream. For more information, see XML and SOAP Serialization.

See also

TypeLoadException(String, Exception) TypeLoadException(String, Exception) TypeLoadException(String, Exception) TypeLoadException(String, Exception)

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

public:
 TypeLoadException(System::String ^ message, Exception ^ inner);
public TypeLoadException (string message, Exception inner);
new TypeLoadException : string * Exception -> TypeLoadException
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 code example demonstrates the TypeLoadException(String, Exception) constructor. It contains a method that generates a TypeLoadException, catches that exception, and throws a new TypeLoadException with a custom message, including the original TypeLoadException as the inner exception.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Runtime::InteropServices;
ref class TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass
{
public:

   // A call to this method will raise a TypeLoadException.

   [DllImport("NonExistentDLL.DLL",EntryPoint="MethodNotExists")]
   static void NonExistentMethod();
   static void GenerateException()
   {
      try
      {
         NonExistentMethod();
      }
      catch ( TypeLoadException^ e ) 
      {
         
         // Rethrow exception with the exception as inner exception
         throw gcnew TypeLoadException( "This exception was raised due to a call to an invalid method.",e );
      }

   }

};

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "Calling a method in a non-existent DLL which triggers a TypeLoadException." );
   try
   {
      TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass::GenerateException();
   }
   catch ( TypeLoadException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "TypeLoadException: \n\tError Message = {0}", e->Message );
      Console::WriteLine( "TypeLoadException: \n\tInnerException Message = {0}", e->InnerException->Message );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: \n\tError Message = {0}", e->Message );
   }

}


using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

public class TypeLoadException_Constructor3
{
   public static void Main() 
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Calling a method in a non-existent DLL which triggers a TypeLoadException.");
      try 
      {
         TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass.GenerateException();
      }  
      catch (TypeLoadException e)
      {
         Console.WriteLine ("TypeLoadException: \n\tError Message = " + e.Message);
         Console.WriteLine ("TypeLoadException: \n\tInnerException Message = " + e.InnerException.Message );
      }  
      catch (Exception e)
      {
         Console.WriteLine ("Exception: \n\tError Message = " + e.Message);
      }
   }
}

class TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass
{ 
   // A call to this method will raise a TypeLoadException.
   [DllImport("NonExistentDLL.DLL", EntryPoint="MethodNotExists")]
   public static extern void NonExistentMethod();

   public static void GenerateException() 
   {
      try 
      {
         NonExistentMethod();
      }
      catch (TypeLoadException e) 
      {
         // Rethrow exception with the exception as inner exception
         throw new TypeLoadException("This exception was raised due to a call to an invalid method.", e);
      }
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Public Class TypeLoadException_Constructor3
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Console.WriteLine("Calling a method in a non-existent DLL which triggers a TypeLoadException.")
      Try
         TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass.GenerateException()
      Catch e As TypeLoadException
         Console.WriteLine(("TypeLoadException: " + ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Tab + "Error Message = " + e.Message))
         Console.WriteLine(("TypeLoadException: " + ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Tab + "InnerException Message = " + e.InnerException.Message))
      Catch e As Exception
         Console.WriteLine(("Exception: " + ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Tab + "Error Message = " + e.Message))
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'TypeLoadException_Constructor3

Class TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass
   ' A call to this method will raise a TypeLoadException.
   Public Declare Sub NonExistentMethod Lib "NonExistentDLL.DLL" Alias "MethodNotExists" ()

   Public Shared Sub GenerateException()
      Try
         NonExistentMethod()
      Catch e As TypeLoadException
         ' Rethrow exception with the exception as inner exception
         Throw New TypeLoadException("This exception was raised due to a call to an invalid method.", e)
      End Try
   End Sub 'GenerateException
End Class 'TypeLoadExceptionDemoClass

Remarks

An exception that is thrown as a direct result of a previous exception can 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 TypeLoadException.

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

Applies to