ContainerControl.Validate Method (Boolean)

Verifies the value of the control that is losing focus; conditionally dependent on whether automatic validation is turned on.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public bool Validate(
	bool checkAutoValidate
)

Parameters

checkAutoValidate
Type: System.Boolean
If true, the value of the AutoValidate property is used to determine if validation should be performed; if false, validation is unconditionally performed.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if validation is successful; otherwise, false. If called from the Validating or Validated event handlers, this method will always return false.

The Validate method validates the last child control that is not validated and its ancestors up through, but not including, the current container control. This overloaded version performs validation based on the following conditions:

  • If the checkAutoValidate parameter is true, validation always occurs for child controls that are not validated.

  • If the checkAutoValidate parameter is false, validation occurs only if the AutoValidate property of the control's parent is enabled.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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