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ContainerControl.Validate Method ()

Verifies the value of the control losing focus by causing the Validating and Validated events to occur, in that order.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public bool Validate ()
public boolean Validate ()
public function Validate () : boolean
Not applicable.

Return Value

true if validation is successful; otherwise, false. If called from the Validating or Validated event handlers, this method will always return false.

The Validate method validates the last child control that is not validated and its ancestors up through, but not including, the current container control. This overloaded version always performs validation, regardless of the value of the AutoValidate property of the control's parent. Therefore use it to unconditionally force validation.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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