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BaseCompareValidator.CanConvert Method (String, ValidationDataType)

Determines whether the specified string can be converted to the specified data type. This version of the overloaded method tests currency, double, and date values using the format used by the current culture.

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

public static bool CanConvert(
	string text,
	ValidationDataType type
)

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

The string to test.

type
Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.ValidationDataType

One of the ValidationDataType values.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified data string can be converted to the specified data type; otherwise, false.

Use the CanConvert(String, ValidationDataType) method to determine whether the specified string can be converted to the specified data type. This method is commonly used to test whether a string can be converted to a compatible data type before performing an operation that depends on that data type.

This version of the method tests the value using the format used by the current culture. To test the value using a culture-neutral format, use the BaseCompareValidator.CanConvert(String, ValidationDataType, Boolean) overloaded version of this method.

The following example demonstrates using the CanConvert method to compare two integer values and determine whether the second integer can be converted.


<%@ 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 runat="server">
    <title>BaseCompareValidator CanConvert Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      void Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         // Display whether the value of TextBox1 passes validation.  
         if (Page.IsValid) 
         {

            lblOutput.Text = "Validation passed! ";

            // An input control passes validation if the value it is being 
            // compared to cannot be converted to the data type specified 
            // by the BaseCompareValidator.Type property. Be sure to use 
            // validation controls on each input control independently.

            // Test the values being compared for their data types.
            ValidateType(Page.IsValid);

         }
         else 
         {

            lblOutput.Text = "Validation failed! ";

            // Test the values being compared for their data types.
            ValidateType(Page.IsValid);

         }         

      }

      void ValidateType(bool Valid)
      {

         // Display an error message if the value of TextBox1 cannot be 
         // converted to the data type specified by the 
         // BaseCompareValidator.Type property (in this case an integer).
         if (!BaseCompareValidator.CanConvert(TextBox1.Text, ValidationDataType.Integer))
         {

            lblOutput.Text += "The first value is not an integer. ";

         }

         // Display an error message if the value of TextBox2 cannot be 
         // converted to the data type specified by the 
         // BaseCompareValidator.Type property (in this case an integer).
         if (!BaseCompareValidator.CanConvert(TextBox2.Text, ValidationDataType.Integer))
         {

            // An input control passes validation if the value it is being 
            // compared to cannot be converted to the data type specified 
            // by the BaseCompareValidator.Type property.  
            // Display a different message when this scenario occurs.
            if(Valid)
            {
               lblOutput.Text += "However, the second value is not an integer. ";
            }
            else
            {
               lblOutput.Text += "The second value is not an integer. ";
            }

         }

      }

   </script>

</head>
<body>

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

      <h3>BaseCompareValidator CanConvert Example</h3>
      <p>
      Enter an integer in each text box. <br />
      Click "Validate" to compare the values <br />
      for equality.
      </p>

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

         <tr valign="top">

            <td>

               <h5>Value 1:</h5>
               <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" 
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>


            <td>

               <h5>Value 2:</h5>
               <asp:TextBox id="TextBox2" 
                    runat="server"/>
               <p>
               <asp:Button id="Button1"
                    Text="Validate"  
                    OnClick="Button_Click" 
                    runat="server"/>
                </p>
            </td>
         </tr>

      </table>

      <asp:CompareValidator id="Compare1" 
           ControlToValidate="TextBox1" 
           ControlToCompare="TextBox2"
           EnableClientScript="False" 
           Type="Integer" 
           runat="server"/>

      <br />

      <asp:Label id="lblOutput" 
           Font-Names="verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt" 
           runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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