Date Time Range Validator

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Class Name: DateTimeRangeValidator

Attribute Name: DateTimeRangeValidatorAttribute

Configuration tool name: Date Time Range Validator

Description

This validator checks that a DateTime object falls within the specified range.

Properties

The following table lists the Date Time Range Validator properties

Date Time Range

Property

Description

LowerBound

This is the low-range boundary value. It must be of type DateTime. The compiler checks this requirement if you directly invoke the validator in your code. If you use attributes, the application block throws an exception at run time if the type if incorrect. If you use configuration, the configuration tool displays an error if you enter an incorrect type.

LowerBoundType

This property determines how to evaluate the LowerBound value. Possible values for LowerBoundType are Ignore, Inclusive, and Exclusive. The Ignore value means that the validator ignores the LowerBound value. This is the default. The Inclusive value means that the validator allows values that are equal to the LowerBound value. The Exclusive value means that the validator does not allow values that are equal to the LowerBound value.

Tag

This property is a user-supplied string. Typically, it is used to sort or categorize validation results that are in a log.

UpperBound

This is the upper-range boundary value. It must be type DateTime. The compiler checks this requirement if you directly invoke the validator in your code. If you use attributes, the application block throws an exception at run time if the type if incorrect. If you use configuration, the configuration tool displays an error if you enter an incorrect type.

UpperBoundType

This property determines how to evaluate the UpperBound value. Possible values for LowerBoundType are Ignore, Inclusive, and Exclusive. The Ignore value means that the validator ignores the UpperBound value. This is the default. The Inclusive value means that the validator allows values that are equal to the UpperBound value. The Exclusive value means that the validator does not allow values that are equal to the UpperBound value.

MessageTemplate

This property is a user-supplied string. Typically, it describes the validation result and is intended for a log.

MessageTemplateResourceName

If you do not want to use the MessageTemplate property to specify a message, you can use another template by specifying it with the MessageTemplateResourceName value. If you include both a MessageTemplate value and a MessageTemplateResourceName value, the MessageTemplate value takes precedence.

MessageTemplateResourceTypeName

If you specify a MessageTemplateResourceName value then you must specify a MessageTemplateResourceTypeName value, which is the type of the template you want to use.

Message Template Tokens

If the message template contains tokens (for instance, "{0}"), the validator will replace these tokens with values when the ValidationResult is created. The tokens supported by the DateTimeRangeValidator are as follows:

Token

Meaning

{0}

The value being validated.

{1}

The Key of the value being validated.

{2}

The Tag of the validator instance.

{3}

The lower bound configured for the validator instance.

{4}

The lower bound type (Inclusive, Exclusive, or Ignore) configured for the validator instance.

{5}

The upper bound configured for the validator instance.

{6}

The upper bound type (Inclusive, Exclusive, or Ignore) configured for the validator instance.

Examples

The following examples show how to use the validator with attributes.

Attributes

The following code example checks that the expiration date is before January 20, 2010.

public class Product
{
[DateTimeRangeValidator("2010-01-20T00:00:00")]
public DateTime ExpirationDate
{
   get
      {
         return expirationDate;
      }
}
// ...
}

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