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ValidationSummary.DisplayMode Property

Gets or sets the display mode of the validation summary.

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

public ValidationSummaryDisplayMode DisplayMode { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ValidationSummaryDisplayMode get_DisplayMode ()

/** @property */
public void set_DisplayMode (ValidationSummaryDisplayMode value)

public function get DisplayMode () : ValidationSummaryDisplayMode

public function set DisplayMode (value : ValidationSummaryDisplayMode)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the ValidationSummaryDisplayMode values. The default is BulletList.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The display mode is not one of the ValidationSummaryDisplayMode values.

Use this property to specify the display format of a ValidationSummary control. The summary can be displayed as a list, as a bulleted list, or as a single paragraph.

The following code example demonstrates how to set the DisplayMode property to display a bulleted list.

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 (Visual Studio).


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

<!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 runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      Name:<br/>
      <asp:textbox id="NameTextBox"
        runat="server"/>
        
      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="NameTextBoxRequiredValidator"
        controltovalidate="NameTextBox"
        errormessage="Name field."
        text="Please enter your name"
        runat="server"/>     
        
      <br/>  
      
      City:<br/>
      <asp:textbox id="CityTextBox"
        runat="server"/>
        
      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="CityTextBoxRequiredValidator"
        controltovalidate="CityTextBox"
        errormessage="City field."
        text="Please enter the city."
        runat="server"/> 
        
      <br/>
      
      <asp:Button id="SubmitButton"
        text="Submit"
        runat="server"/>
      
      <hr/>
      
      <asp:ValidationSummary 
        id="valSum" 
        displaymode="BulletList" 
        headertext="You must enter a value in the following fields:"
        runat="server"/>
    
    </form>
  </body>
</html>
 

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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