InvalidCastException Constructor (String, Int32)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Initializes a new instance of the InvalidCastException class with a specified message and error code.

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


Public Sub New ( _
    message As String, _
    errorCode As Integer _
public InvalidCastException(
    string message,
    int errorCode


  • message
    Type: System..::.String
    The message that indicates the reason the exception occurred.
  • errorCode
    Type: System..::.Int32
    The error code (HRESULT) value associated with the exception.


This constructor initializes the Exception..::.Message property of the new exception using the message parameter. The content of message is intended to be understood by humans. The caller of this constructor is required to ensure that this string has been localized for the current system culture.

This constructor supplies an HRESULT value that is accessible to inheritors of the InvalidCastException class, via the protected HResult property of the Exception class.

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




A null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The error message string.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

See Also


InvalidCastException Class

InvalidCastException Overload

System Namespace