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Container.ValidateName Method

Determines whether the component name is unique for this container.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

abstract ValidateName : 
        component:IComponent * 
        name:string -> unit  
override ValidateName : 
        component:IComponent * 
        name:string -> unit


Type: System.ComponentModel.IComponent

The named component.

Type: System.String

The component name to validate.


component is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


name is not unique.

The ValidateName method is called by the Add method to determine if the name of the component being added is unique for this Container. If the name parameter is not a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) and is not unique, an ArgumentException is thrown.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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