ArgumentException.Message Property

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Gets the error message and the parameter name, or only the error message if no parameter name is set.

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


Public Overrides ReadOnly Property Message As String
public override string Message { get; }

Property Value

Type: System..::.String
A text string describing the details of the exception. The value of this property takes one of two forms:



The paramName is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or of zero length.

The message string passed to the constructor.

The paramName is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) and it has a length greater than zero.

The message string appended with the name of the invalid parameter.


This property overrides Message. The error message should be localized.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


ArgumentException Class

System Namespace