Using the Provided Validators

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The Validation Application Block includes classes named validators, which derive from the Validator class. There is a generic version of this class named Validator<T>.

Every validator is associated with a specific type. For example, the StringLengthValidator class checks to see if a System.String value has a length within a predefined range.

There are three ways that you can associate validators with your types:

You can also instantiate validators within your code without associating them with a specific type. For more information, see Details of Creating Validators Programmatically.

The following sections describe the validator types that are included with the Validation Application Block. These validators are:

Each entry contains examples for how to use the validator with attributes and with code. For an example of how to use configuration, see the Validation QuickStart.

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