ValidationSummary Class

Displays a summary of all validation errors inline on a Web page, in a message box, or both.

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

[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public class ValidationSummary : WebControl
<asp:ValidationSummary />

The ValidationSummary class is used to summarize the error messages from all validators on a Web page in a single location. You can summarize the error messages from a group of validators on a Web page by assigning the ValidationSummary control to a validation group by setting the ValidationGroup property.

The summary can be displayed as a list, as a bulleted list, or as a single paragraph, based on the DisplayMode property.

The summary can be displayed on the Web page and in a message box by setting the ShowSummary and ShowMessageBox properties, respectively.

NoteNote:

When you use the ValidationSummary control inside an UpdatePanel control, make sure that the validator control and the control it is associated with are in the same panel. For more information about using the UpdatePanel control for partial-page updates, see Partial-Page Rendering Overview.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of ValidationSummary, see the ValidationSummary constructor.

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The following code example demonstrates how to use a ValidationSummary control to summarize the error messages from all validation controls on a Web page and display them in 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.

<%@ 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>ValidationSummary Sample</title>
</head>
 <body>

    <h3>ValidationSummary Sample</h3>
    <br />

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

       <table cellpadding="10">
          <tr>
             <td>
                <table style="background-color:#eeeeee; padding:10">

                   <tr>
                      <td colspan="3">
                         <b>Credit Card Information</b> 
                      </td>
                   </tr>
                   <tr>
                      <td align="right">
                         Card Type: 
                      </td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:RadioButtonList id="RadioButtonList1" 
                              RepeatLayout="Flow"
                               runat="server">
                            <asp:ListItem>MasterCard</asp:ListItem>
                            <asp:ListItem>Visa</asp:ListItem>
                         </asp:RadioButtonList>
                      </td>
                      <td align="center" rowspan="1">
                         <asp:RequiredFieldValidator 
                              id="RequiredFieldValidator1"
                              ControlToValidate="RadioButtonList1" 
                              ErrorMessage="Card Type. "
                              Display="Static"
                              InitialValue="" Width="100%" runat="server">
                            *
                         </asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                      </td>
                   </tr>
                   <tr>
                      <td align="right">
                         Card Number: 
                      </td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server" />
                      </td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:RequiredFieldValidator 
                              id="RequiredFieldValidator2"
                              ControlToValidate="TextBox1" 
                              ErrorMessage="Card Number. "
                              Display="Static"
                              Width="100%" runat="server">
                            *
                         </asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                      </td>
                   </tr>

                   <tr>
                      <td></td>
                      <td>
                         <asp:Button 
                              id="Button1" 
                              text="Validate" 
                              runat="server" />
                      </td>
                      <td></td>
                   </tr>
                </table>
             </td>
             <td valign="top">
                <table cellpadding="20">
                   <tr>
                      <td>
                         <asp:ValidationSummary 
                              id="valSum" 
                              DisplayMode="BulletList" 
                              runat="server"
                              HeaderText="You must enter a value in the following fields:"
                              Font-Names="verdana" 
                              Font-Size="12"/>
                      </td>
                   </tr>
                </table>
             </td>
          </tr>
       </table>

    </form>

 </body>
 </html>

System.Object
  System.Web.UI.Control
    System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl
      System.Web.UI.WebControls.ValidationSummary

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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.NET Framework

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