< cpp‎ | thread‎ | promise
void set_exception( std::exception_ptr p );
(since C++11)

Stores the exception pointer p into the shared state and makes the state ready.

The operation is atomic, i.e. it behaves as though they acquire a single mutex associated with the promise object while updating the promise object.

An exception is thrown if there is no shared state or the shared state already stores a value or exception.


[edit] Parameters

p - exception pointer to store

[edit] Return value


[edit] Exceptions

std::future_error on the following conditions:

  • *this has no shared state. The error category is set to no_state.

[edit] Example

#include <thread>
#include <iostream>
#include <future>
int main()
    std::promise<int> result;
    std::thread t([&]{
            try {
                // code that may throw
                throw std::runtime_error("Example");
            } catch(...) {
                try {
                    // store anything thrown in the promise
                } catch(...) {} // set_exception() may throw too
    try {
        std::cout << result.get_future().get();
    } catch(const std::exception& e) {
        std::cout << "Exception from the thread: " << e.what() << '\n';


Exception from the thread: Example

[edit] See also

sets the result to indicate an exception while delivering the notification only at thread exit
(public member function)