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TimeSpanValidator Class

Provides validation of a TimeSpan object.

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

'Declaration
Public Class TimeSpanValidator _
	Inherits ConfigurationValidatorBase
'Usage
Dim instance As TimeSpanValidator

The TimeSpanValidator class is used to ensure that a TimeSpan object meets specific criteria. The TimeSpanValidator constructor with two parameters ensures that both a minimum and a maximum TimeSpan value are adhered to. The TimeSpanValidator constructor with three parameters checks both the minimum and maximum TimeSpan values, as well as whether the validation range is exclusive. The TimeSpanValidator constructor with four parameters checks the previous three parameters and also checks whether the TimeSpan value is equal to a specific number of seconds.

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.

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

Imports System
Imports System.Configuration

Namespace Samples.AspNet
  Class UsingStringValidator
    Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Display title.
      Console.WriteLine("ASP.NET Validators")
      Console.WriteLine()

      ' Create string and validator. 
      Dim testVal As String = "filename" 
      Dim myStrValidator As StringValidator = New StringValidator(1, 8, "$%^")

      ' Create TimeSpan and Validator. 
      Dim testTimeSpan As TimeSpan = New TimeSpan(0, 1, 5)
      Dim minTimeSpan As TimeSpan = New TimeSpan(0, 1, 0)
      Dim maxTimeSpan As TimeSpan = New TimeSpan(0, 1, 10)
      Dim myTimeSpanValidator As TimeSpanValidator = _
       New TimeSpanValidator(minTimeSpan, maxTimeSpan, False, 65)

      ' Determine if the object to validate can be validated.
      Console.WriteLine("CanValidate: {0}", _
        myTimeSpanValidator.CanValidate(testTimeSpan.GetType()))

      Try 
        ' Attempt validation.
        myTimeSpanValidator.Validate(testTimeSpan)
        Console.WriteLine("Validated.")

      Catch e As Exception
        ' Validation failed.
        Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", e.Message.ToString())
      End Try 

      ' Display and wait.
      Console.ReadLine()
    End Sub 
  End Class 
End Namespace

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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