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PositiveTimeSpanValidator Class

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

System.Object
  System.Configuration.ConfigurationValidatorBase
    System.Configuration.PositiveTimeSpanValidator

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

public class PositiveTimeSpanValidator : ConfigurationValidatorBase

The PositiveTimeSpanValidator type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodPositiveTimeSpanValidatorInitializes a new instance of the PositiveTimeSpanValidator class.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCanValidateDetermines whether the object type can be validated. (Overrides ConfigurationValidatorBase.CanValidate(Type).)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodValidateDetermines whether the value of an object is valid. (Overrides ConfigurationValidatorBase.Validate(Object).)
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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();
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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