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How to get Type of Exception in C#

To get exception type in C# we can directly use GetType() method that returns a Type object which also has ToString() method.

Example of getting exception type in C#

In below example we are forcing the application to cause a FormatException by tryin to convert a string to Int. In the catch section you will the code how to get Exception Type.

using System;

public class Program
{
	public static void Main()
	{
		try {	
		    /* Below code is used to cause a FormatException */
		    string a="asd";
		    int s = Convert.ToInt32(a);
		} catch(Exception ex) {
		    Console.WriteLine(ex.GetType().ToString());
		}
	}
}

Output

System.FormatException

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