The exception that is thrown when there is an attempt to dereference a null object reference.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration <ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _ Public Class NullReferenceException _ Inherits SystemException
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] public class NullReferenceException : SystemException
The NullReferenceException type exposes the following members.
|NullReferenceException()||Initializes a new instance of the NullReferenceException class, setting the Message property of the new instance to a system-supplied message that describes the error, such as "The value 'null' was found where an instance of an object was required." This message takes into account the current system culture.|
|NullReferenceException(String)||Initializes a new instance of the NullReferenceException class with a specified error message.|
|NullReferenceException(String, Exception)||Initializes a new instance of the NullReferenceException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.|
|Data||Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the 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.)|
|StackTrace||Gets a string representation of the frames on the call stack at the time the current exception was thrown. (Inherited from Exception.)|
|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.)|
Note that applications throw the ArgumentNullException exception rather than the NullReferenceException exception discussed here.
The following Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) instructions throw NullReferenceException :
NullReferenceException uses the HRESULT COR_E_NULLREFERENCE, which has the value 0x80004003.
For a list of initial property values for an instance of NullReferenceException, see the NullReferenceException constructors.
Supported in: 5, 4, 3
Silverlight for Windows Phone
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0
Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.