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ValidationContext.GetService Method

Returns the service that provides custom validation.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)
public Object GetService(
	Type serviceType


Type: System.Type

The type of the service to use for validation.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of the service, or null if the service is not available.



If the ServiceContainer object is defined at the application level, the GetService method accesses it to retrieve the requested service.

If the ServiceContainer object is not defined or it does not return the service, the GetService method queries the IServiceProvider object that is passed to the ValidationContext method in order to obtain the service.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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