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PositiveTimeSpanValidator Class

Provides validation of a TimeSpan object. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)
public class PositiveTimeSpanValidator : ConfigurationValidatorBase

The PositiveTimeSpanValidator is used to ensure a TimeSpan object meets specific criteria. The CanValidate method determines whether the object type being validated matches the expected type. The object being validated is passed as a parameter of the Validate method. To pass validation, the object being validated must be a positive TimeSpan value.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PositiveTimeSpanValidator type.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace Samples.AspNet
{
    // Implements a custom validator attribute. 
    [AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Property)]
    public sealed class CustomValidatorAttribute :
        ConfigurationValidatorAttribute
    {
        public CustomValidatorAttribute()
        {
        }

        public CustomValidatorAttribute(Type validator)
            : base(validator)
        {
        }

        new public Type ValidatorType
        {
            get
            { return GetType(); }
        }


        public override ConfigurationValidatorBase ValidatorInstance
        {
            get
            {
                // Create validator. 
                return new PositiveTimeSpanValidator();
            }
        }
    }

    // Implements a custom section class. 
    public class SampleSection : ConfigurationSection
    {
        [ConfigurationProperty("name", DefaultValue = "MyBuildRoutine",
                   IsRequired = true)]
        [StringValidator(InvalidCharacters = " ~!@#$%^&*()[]{}/;'\"|\\",
      MinLength = 1, MaxLength = 60)]
        public string Name
        {
            get
            {
                return (string)this["name"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["name"] = value;
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("BuildStartTime", IsRequired = true,
          DefaultValue = "09:00:00")]
        public TimeSpan BuildStartTime
        {
            get
            {
                TimeSpanConverter myTSC = new TimeSpanConverter();
                return (TimeSpan)this["BuildStartTime"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["BuildStartTime"] = value.ToString();
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("BuildEndTime", IsRequired = true,
          DefaultValue = "17:00:00")]
        public TimeSpan BuildEndTime
        {
            get
            {
                TimeSpanConverter myTSC = new TimeSpanConverter();
                return (TimeSpan)this["BuildEndTime"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["BuildEndTime"] = value.ToString();
            }

        }
    }

    // Implements the console user interface. 
    class TestingCustomValidatorAttribute
    {
        // Shows how to use the ValidatorInstance method. 
        public static void GetCustomValidatorInstance()
        {
            ConfigurationValidatorBase valBase;
            CustomValidatorAttribute customValAttr;
            customValAttr = new CustomValidatorAttribute();

            SampleSection sampleSection =
              ConfigurationManager.GetSection("MyDailyProcess") as SampleSection;

            TimeSpanConverter myTSC = new TimeSpanConverter();
            TimeSpan StartTimeSpan = (TimeSpan)myTSC.ConvertFromString(sampleSection.BuildStartTime.ToString());
            TimeSpan EndTimeSpan = (TimeSpan)myTSC.ConvertFromString(sampleSection.BuildEndTime.ToString());
            TimeSpan resultTimeSpan = EndTimeSpan - StartTimeSpan;

            try
            {
                // Determine if the Validator can validate 
                // the type it contains.
                valBase = customValAttr.ValidatorInstance;
                if (valBase.CanValidate(resultTimeSpan.GetType()))
                {
                    // Validate the TimeSpan using a 
                    // custom PositiveTimeSpanValidator.
                    valBase.Validate(resultTimeSpan);
                }
            }
            catch (ArgumentException e)
            {
                // Store error message.
                string msg = e.Message.ToString();
#if DEBUG
                Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", msg);
#endif
            }
        }

        // Create required sections. 
        static void CreateSection()
        {
            // Get the current configuration (file).
            System.Configuration.Configuration config =
              ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
              ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

            // Define the sample section.
            SampleSection sampleSection;

            // Create the handler section named MyDailyProcess  
            // in the <configSections>. Also, create the  
            // <MyDailyProcess> target section 
            // in <configuration>. 
            if (config.Sections["MyDailyProcess"] == null)
            {
                sampleSection = new SampleSection();
                config.Sections.Add("MyDailyProcess", sampleSection);
                sampleSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = true;
                config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);
            }
        }

        static void DisplaySectionProperties()
        {
            SampleSection sampleSection =
               ConfigurationManager.GetSection("MyDailyProcess") as SampleSection;

            if (sampleSection == null)
                Console.WriteLine("Failed to load section.");
            else
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Defaults:");
                Console.WriteLine("  Name: {0}", sampleSection.Name);
                Console.WriteLine("  BuildStartTime: {0}", sampleSection.BuildStartTime);
                Console.WriteLine("  BuildEndTime: {0}", sampleSection.BuildEndTime);
            }
        }

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("[Create a section]");
            CreateSection();

            Console.WriteLine("[Display section information]");
            DisplaySectionProperties();

            // Show how to use the ValidatorInstance method.
            GetCustomValidatorInstance();

            // Display and wait.
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }
}
System.Object
  System.Configuration.ConfigurationValidatorBase
    System.Configuration.PositiveTimeSpanValidator
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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