StackOverflowException Class

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The exception that is thrown when the execution stack overflows because it contains too many nested method calls. This class cannot be inherited.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
System..::.Exception
System..::.SystemException
System..::.StackOverflowException

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

Syntax

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

The StackOverflowException type exposes the following members.

Constructors

Name Description
StackOverflowException()()() Initializes a new instance of the StackOverflowException class, setting the Message property of the new instance to a system-supplied message that describes the error, such as "The requested operation caused a stack overflow." This message takes into account the current system culture.
StackOverflowException(String) Initializes a new instance of the StackOverflowException class with a specified error message.
StackOverflowException(String, Exception) Initializes a new instance of the StackOverflowException 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

StackOverflowException is thrown for execution stack overflow errors, typically in case of a very deep or unbounded recursion. The Localloc Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instruction throws StackOverflowException.

StackOverflowException uses the HRESULT COR_E_STACKOVERFLOW, which has the value 0x800703E9. For a list of initial property values for a StackOverflowException object, see the StackOverflowException constructors.

Note

The value of the inherited Data property is always nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition Platform Note: A thrown StackOverflowException cannot be caught by a try-catch block. Consequently, the exception causes the process to terminate immediately.

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 Namespace

Exception