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ValidationExtensions.ValidationMessage Method (HtmlHelper, String)

Displays a validation message if an error exists for the specified field in the ModelStateDictionary object.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

public static MvcHtmlString ValidationMessage(
	this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
	string modelName
)

Parameters

htmlHelper
Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

modelName
Type: System.String

The name of the property or model object that is being validated.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
If the property or object is valid, an empty string; otherwise, a span element that contains an error message.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type HtmlHelper. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936(v=vs.108) or http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).

The ValidationMessage method renders a validation message if the specified field contains invalid input.

If the DefaultModelBinder instance cannot bind a form-field value to the model, the binder adds an error to the ModelState object. When the view is rendered, the validation messages and validation summary are displayed based on the Errors property of the ModelState object.

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