The exception that is thrown when the execution stack overflows because it contains too many nested method calls. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration <ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _ Public NotInheritable Class StackOverflowException _ Inherits SystemException
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] public sealed class StackOverflowException : SystemException
The StackOverflowException type exposes the following members.
|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.|
|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.)|
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.
The value of the inherited Data property is always nulla 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.
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.