ValidationRule.ValidationStep Property

Updated: July 2008

Gets or sets when the validation rule runs.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

'Declaration
Public Property ValidationStep As ValidationStep
'Usage
Dim instance As ValidationRule 
Dim value As ValidationStep 

value = instance.ValidationStep

instance.ValidationStep = value
<object ValidationStep="ValidationStep" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.ValidationStep
One of the enumeration values. The default is ValidationStep.RawProposedValue.

The following example sets the ValidationStep to ConvertedProposedValue on the ValidationRule called ValidateDateAndPrice so that when it runs, the Validate method has access to values that are of the source property's type. When the rules PriceIsAPositiveNumber and FutureDateRule run, the values in each Validate method are strings because the rules run before the values are converted to their respective types. For the entire example, see Validate the Data of an Object Sample.

<StackPanel Name="stackPanel1"  Margin="10" Width="250"
            Loaded="stackPanel1_Loaded"
            Validation.Error="ItemError">

  <StackPanel.Resources>
    <Style TargetType="HeaderedContentControl">
      <Setter Property="Margin" Value="2"/>
      <Setter Property="Focusable" Value="False"/>
      <Setter Property="Template">
        <Setter.Value>
          <ControlTemplate TargetType="HeaderedContentControl">
            <DockPanel LastChildFill="False">
              <ContentPresenter ContentSource="Header" DockPanel.Dock="Left" Focusable="False" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>
              <ContentPresenter ContentSource="Content" Margin="5,0,0,0" DockPanel.Dock="Right" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>
            </DockPanel>

          </ControlTemplate>
        </Setter.Value>
      </Setter>
    </Style>

    <Style TargetType="Button">
      <Setter Property="Width" Value="100"/>
      <Setter Property="Margin" Value="10,15,15,15"/>

    </Style>

  </StackPanel.Resources>

  <StackPanel.BindingGroup>
    <BindingGroup NotifyOnValidationError="True">
      <BindingGroup.ValidationRules>
        <src:ValidateDateAndPrice ValidationStep="ConvertedProposedValue" />
      </BindingGroup.ValidationRules>
    </BindingGroup>
  </StackPanel.BindingGroup>

  <TextBlock FontSize="14" Text="Enter an item for sale"/>
  <HeaderedContentControl Header="Description">
    <TextBox Width="150" Text="{Binding Path=Description, Mode=TwoWay}"/>
  </HeaderedContentControl>
  <HeaderedContentControl Header="Price">
    <TextBox Name="priceField"  Width="150">
      <TextBox.Text>
        <Binding Path="Price" Mode="TwoWay" >
          <Binding.ValidationRules>
            <src:PriceIsAPositiveNumber/>
          </Binding.ValidationRules>
        </Binding>
      </TextBox.Text>
    </TextBox>
  </HeaderedContentControl>
  <HeaderedContentControl Header="Date Offer Ends">
    <TextBox Name="dateField" Width="150" >
      <TextBox.Text>
        <Binding Path="OfferExpires" StringFormat="d" >
          <Binding.ValidationRules>
            <src:FutureDateRule/>
          </Binding.ValidationRules>
        </Binding>
      </TextBox.Text>
    </TextBox>
  </HeaderedContentControl>
  <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
    <Button IsDefault="True" Click="Submit_Click">_Submit</Button>
    <Button IsCancel="True" Click="Cancel_Click">_Cancel</Button>
  </StackPanel>
  <HeaderedContentControl Header="Description">
    <TextBlock Width="150" Text="{Binding Path=Description}"/>
  </HeaderedContentControl>
  <HeaderedContentControl Header="Price">
    <TextBlock Width="150" Text="{Binding Path=Price, StringFormat=c}"/>
  </HeaderedContentControl>
  <HeaderedContentControl Header="Date Offer Ends">
    <TextBlock Width="150" Text="{Binding Path=OfferExpires, StringFormat=d}"/>
  </HeaderedContentControl>
</StackPanel>

The following example shows the ValidationRule ValidateDateAndPrice. In the Validate method override, the Price property is of type Double and the OfferExpires property is of type DateTime because the strings have been converted to their respective types by the time the ValidationRule runs.

public class ValidateDateAndPrice : ValidationRule
{
    // Ensure that an item over $100 is available for at least 7 days. 
    public override ValidationResult Validate(object value, CultureInfo cultureInfo)
    {
        BindingGroup bg = value as BindingGroup;

        // Get the source object.
        PurchaseItem item = bg.Items[0] as PurchaseItem;

        object doubleValue;
        object dateTimeValue;

        // Get the proposed values for Price and OfferExpires. 
        bool priceResult = bg.TryGetValue(item, "Price", out doubleValue);
        bool dateResult = bg.TryGetValue(item, "OfferExpires", out dateTimeValue);

        if (!priceResult || !dateResult)
        {
            return new ValidationResult(false, "Properties not found");
        }

        double price = (double)doubleValue;
        DateTime offerExpires = (DateTime)dateTimeValue;

        // Check that an item over $100 is available for at least 7 days. 
        if (price > 100)
        {
            if (offerExpires < DateTime.Today + new TimeSpan(7, 0, 0, 0))
            {
                return new ValidationResult(false, "Items over $100 must be available for at least 7 days.");
            }
        }

        return ValidationResult.ValidResult;

    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

Date

History

Reason

July 2008

Added topic for new member.

SP1 feature change.

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