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CustomValidator.OnServerValidate Method

Raises the ServerValidate event for the CustomValidator control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected virtual bool OnServerValidate(
	string value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.String

The value to validate.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the value specified by the value parameter passes validation; otherwise, false.

The ServerValidate event is raised when validation is performed on the server.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Events and Delegates.

The OnServerValidate method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnServerValidate in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnServerValidate method so that registered delegates receive the event.

The following code example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for a server-side CustomValidator control.

Security noteSecurity Note

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.


<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      void ValidateBtn_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs e) 
      { 

         // Display whether the page passed validation.
         if (Page.IsValid) 
         {

            Message.Text = "Page is valid.";

         }

         else 
         {

            Message.Text = "Page is not valid!";

         }

      }

      void ServerValidation(object source, ServerValidateEventArgs args)
      {

         try 
         {

            // Test whether the value entered into the text box is even.
            int i = int.Parse(args.Value);
            args.IsValid = ((i%2) == 0);

         }

         catch(Exception ex)
         {

            args.IsValid = false;

         }

      }

   </script>    

</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</h3>

      <asp:Label id="Message"  
           Text="Enter an even number:" 
           Font-Names="Verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt" 
           runat="server"
           AssociatedControlID="Text1"/>

      <br />

      <asp:TextBox id="Text1" 
           runat="server" />

      &nbsp;&nbsp;

      <asp:CustomValidator id="CustomValidator1"
           ControlToValidate="Text1"
           Display="Static"
           ErrorMessage="Not an even number!"
           ForeColor="green"
           Font-Names="verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt"
           OnServerValidate="ServerValidation"
           runat="server"/>

      <br />

      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Validate" 
           OnClick="ValidateBtn_OnClick" 
           runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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