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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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7.5. System-Level Exceptions (System.SystemException)

The .NET base class libraries define many classes that ultimately derive from System.Exception. For example, the System namespace defines core exception objects such as ArgumentOutOfRangeException, IndexOutOfRangeException, StackOverflowException, and so forth. Other namespaces define exceptions that reflect the behavior of that namespace. For example, System.Drawing.Printing defines printing exceptions, System.IO defines input/output-based exceptions, System.Data defines database-centric exceptions, and so forth.

Exceptions that are thrown by the .NET platform are (appropriately) called system exceptions. These exceptions are regarded as non-recoverable, fatal errors. System exceptions derive ...

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