#error (C# Reference)

#error lets you generate a CS1029 user-defined error from a specific location in your code. For example:

#error Deprecated code in this method.

Note

The compiler treats #error version in a special way and reports a compiler error, CS8304, with a message containing the used compiler and language versions.

Remarks

A common use of #error is in a conditional directive.

It is also possible to generate a user-defined warning with #warning.

Example

// preprocessor_error.cs
// CS1029 expected
#define DEBUG
class MainClass
{
    static void Main()
    {
#if DEBUG
#error DEBUG is defined
#endif
    }
}

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