HtmlHelper.ValidationSummary Method (String, Object)

Returns an HTML div element that has the specified custom attributes defined by an attribute object, and that contains a summary message and an unordered list of all validation error message from the model-state dictionary.

Namespace:  System.Web.WebPages.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.WebPages (in System.Web.WebPages.dll)

public IHtmlString ValidationSummary(
	string message,
	Object htmlAttributes


Type: System.String
The summary message that comes before the list of validation error messages.
Type: System.Object
An object that contains custom attributes for the element. The attribute names and values are retrieved through reflection by examining the properties of the object.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.IHtmlString
The HTML markup that represents the validation error messages.

This method is used in conjunction with the System.Web.Helpers.Validation class.

The returned markup consists of an HTML div element in the following form:

<div ...htmlAttributes...>
    <li>summary message</li>
    <li>summary message</li>

Each summary message contains a validation error message that is associated with a model-level and field-level error in the model-state dictionary.