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DataDOMEvent.ReportError Method (Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.SemiTrust)

Creates an ErrorObject object and adds it to the ErrorsCollection collection.

This method is not CLS-compliant.  

Namespace: Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.SemiTrust
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.SemiTrust (in microsoft.office.interop.infopath.semitrust.dll)

ErrorObject ReportError (
	Object varNode,
	string bstrShortErrorMessage,
	bool fSiteIndependent,
	string bstrDetailedErrorMessage,
	int lErrorCode,
	string bstrType



The XML Document Object Model (DOM) node that the error is associated with.


The text to be used for the short error message.


Sets the condition for automatic deletion of the Error object. If true, the Error object will be deleted on change for any nodes that matched the XPath expression corresponding to the Error object. If false, the Error object will be deleted when the node returned by the Site property of a given event object has been changed.


The text to be used for the detailed error message.


The number to be used as the error code.


Default value is "modeless". Determines whether the change in value will be automatically rejected or whether the user will be prompted to accept or reject the change. The other value is "modal".

Return Value

The ErrorObject object representing the newly created Error.

When the ReportError method is called, Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 creates an Error object and adds it to the Errors collection. Errors are removed from the collection when the validation constraint is no longer invalid. In certain cases they can be explicitly removed using the Delete or DeleteAll methods.

Errors can also be created using the Add method.


Site-independent errors should be used when you want the errors to apply to all XML DOM nodes of the same type. If you want the error to apply to a specific XML DOM node, use site-dependent errors.


The ReportError method can only be used during the OnValidate event.


This member can be accessed only by forms running in the same domain as the currently open form, or by forms that have been granted cross-domain permissions.

In the following example, the Site property of the DataDOMEventObject object is used to check the value of the node. If the data validation fails, the ReportError method is used to create a custom error.

[InfoPathEventHandler(MatchPath="/my:myFields/my:field1", EventType=InfoPathEventType.OnValidate)]
public void field1_OnValidate(DataDOMEvent e)
 if (int.Parse(e.Site.text) > 50)
   "Invalid quantity. The total number of each type of block cannot exceed 50.", 

 if (int.Parse(e.Site.text) < 0)
   "Invalid quantity. The total number of each type of block cannot be less than 0.", 

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