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Description

Occurs when the calling chain becomes too long.


Super Class

RuntimeException

Notes

Not surprisingly, a StackOverflowException occurs when the stack overflows. This happens when the calling chain gets too long. This can easily happen when your code makes a recursive call without providing a way to terminate the recursion-or the condition that terminates the recursive call takes too many calls to occur.


Examples

The following method calls itself until the stack overflows:

Function Square (value as Integer) as Integer
Return Square(value)

You can handle the function with the following simple Exception handler:

Function Square (value as Integer) as Integer
Return Square(value)
If err IsA StackOverflowException then
MsgBox "The stack has overflowed!"
 end if


See Also

RuntimeException class; Function, RaiseSub statements, Nil datatype; Exception, Try statements.