Introduction to the ValidationSummary Control
Use the ValidationSummary control to present the user with a list of errors that occurred when a form was posted to the server. The ValidationControl also displays a back link, the text of which is customizable by means of the BackLabel property, for the user to return to the form and correct the data entry.
When you add a ValidationSummary control to a container control or template:
- The control displays two sample error messages. Actual error messages will be provided by the other validation controls that are used in that form.
- The control's StyleReference property is set to error, which maps to a predefined style by default.
For detailed information about properties of this control, see the Properties section of the ValidationSummary control topic.