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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()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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