AmbiguousMatchException Class

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The exception that is thrown when binding to a member results in more than one member matching the binding criteria. This class cannot be inherited.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
System..::.Exception
System..::.SystemException
System.Reflection..::.AmbiguousMatchException

Namespace: System.Reflection
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Syntax

Public NotInheritable Class AmbiguousMatchException _
    Inherits SystemException
public sealed class AmbiguousMatchException : SystemException

The AmbiguousMatchException type exposes the following members.

Constructors

Name Description
AmbiguousMatchException()()() Initializes a new instance of the AmbiguousMatchException class with an empty message string and the root cause exception set to nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
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 nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
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.

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Properties

Name Description
Data Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
HelpLink Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
HResult Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
InnerException Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Message Gets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Source Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
StackTrace Gets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)

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Methods

Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
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 Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)

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Remarks

AmbiguousMatchException uses the HRESULT COR_E_AMBIGUOUSMATCH, which has the value 0x8000211D.

An AmbiguousMatchException is thrown when a member is invoked late-bound and multiple overloads satisfy the binding criteria, or when more than one member matches the binding criteria passed to a reflection method that can return only a single result (for example, Type..::.GetMethod or Type..::.GetProperty).

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also

Reference

System.Reflection Namespace

Exception

SystemException

Other Resources

Handling and Throwing Exceptions