ExternalException Class

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

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

The base exception type for all COM interop exceptions and structured exception handling (SEH) exceptions.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::.Object
System..::.Exception
System..::.SystemException
System.Runtime.InteropServices..::.ExternalException
System.Data.Common..::.DbException
System.Runtime.InteropServices..::.COMException
System.Runtime.InteropServices..::.SEHException

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

Syntax

Public Class ExternalException _
    Inherits SystemException
public class ExternalException : SystemException

The ExternalException type exposes the following members.

Constructors

Name Description
ExternalException()()() Initializes a new instance of the ExternalException class with default properties.
ExternalException(String) Initializes a new instance of the ExternalException class with a specified error message.
ExternalException(String, Exception) Initializes a new instance of the ExternalException 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.)
ErrorCode Gets the HRESULT of the error.
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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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.Runtime.InteropServices Namespace