The invalid_argument exception usage in C++ program example


Compiler: Visual C++ Express Edition 2005

Compiled on Platform: Windows XP Pro SP2

Header file: Standard

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Other info:

To do: Catching the invalid_argument exception for the try-catch C++ constructs

To show: The invalid_argument C++ program example, catching the invalid argument




// invalid_argument

#include <bitset>

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;


int main(void)




// binary wrongly represented by char X

// template based

bitset<32> bitset(string("0101001X01010110000"));


catch (exception &err)


cerr<<"Caught "<<err.what()<<endl;

cerr<<"Type "<<typeid(err).name()<<endl;




Output example:


Caught invalid bitset<N> char

Type class std::invalid_argument

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