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PositiveTimeSpanValidator Class

Provides validation of a TimeSpan object. This class cannot be inherited.


Namespace:  System.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Configuration (in System.Configuration.dll)

Public Class PositiveTimeSpanValidator _
	Inherits ConfigurationValidatorBase

The PositiveTimeSpanValidator type exposes the following members.

Public methodPositiveTimeSpanValidatorInitializes a new instance of the PositiveTimeSpanValidator class.

Public methodCanValidateDetermines whether the object type can be validated. (Overrides ConfigurationValidatorBase.CanValidate(Type).)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodValidateDetermines whether the value of an object is valid. (Overrides ConfigurationValidatorBase.Validate(Object).)

The PositiveTimeSpanValidator is used to ensure a TimeSpan object meets specific criteria. The CanValidate method determines whether the object type being validated matches the expected type. The object being validated is passed as a parameter of the Validate method. To pass validation, the object being validated must be a positive TimeSpan value.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PositiveTimeSpanValidator type.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Configuration
Imports System.ComponentModel

Namespace Samples.AspNet.Configuration

    ' Implements a custom validator attribute. 
    <AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Property)> _
      Public NotInheritable Class CustomValidatorAttribute
        Inherits ConfigurationValidatorAttribute

        Public Sub New()
        End Sub 'New

        Public Sub New(ByVal validator As Type)
        End Sub 'New

        Public Shadows ReadOnly Property _
        ValidatorType() As Type
                Return [GetType]()
            End Get
        End Property

        Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ValidatorInstance() As ConfigurationValidatorBase
                ' Create validator.
                Return New PositiveTimeSpanValidator()
            End Get
        End Property
    End Class

    ' Implements a custom section class.
    Public Class SampleSection
        Inherits ConfigurationSection
        <ConfigurationProperty("name", DefaultValue:="MyBuildRoutine", IsRequired:=True), _
        StringValidator(InvalidCharacters:=" ~!@#$%^&*()[]{}/;'""|\", _
        MinLength:=1, MaxLength:=60)> _
         Public Property Name() As String
                Return CType(Me("name"), String)
            End Get
            Set(ByVal Value As String)
                Me("name") = Value
            End Set
        End Property

        <ConfigurationProperty("BuildStartTime", IsRequired:=True, _
          DefaultValue:="09:00:00")> _
        Public Property BuildStartTime() As TimeSpan
                Dim myTSC As TimeSpanConverter = New TimeSpanConverter()
                Return CType(Me("BuildStartTime"), TimeSpan)
            End Get
            Set(ByVal Value As TimeSpan)
                Me("BuildStartTime") = Value.ToString()
            End Set
        End Property

        <ConfigurationProperty("BuildEndTime", IsRequired:=True, _
          DefaultValue:="17:00:00")> _
        Public Property BuildEndTime() As TimeSpan
                Dim myTSC As TimeSpanConverter = New TimeSpanConverter()
                Return CType(Me("BuildEndTime"), TimeSpan)
            End Get
            Set(ByVal Value As TimeSpan)
                Me("BuildEndTime") = Value.ToString()
            End Set
        End Property
    End Class

    ' Implements the console user interface.
    Class TestingCustomValidatorAttribute
        ' Shows how to use the ValidatorInstance method.
        Public Shared Sub GetCustomValidatorInstance()
            Dim valBase As ConfigurationValidatorBase
            Dim customValAttr As CustomValidatorAttribute
            customValAttr = New CustomValidatorAttribute()

            Dim sampleSection As SampleSection = ConfigurationManager.GetSection("MyDailyProcess")

            Dim myTSC As TimeSpanConverter = New TimeSpanConverter()
            Dim StartTimeSpan As TimeSpan = CType(myTSC.ConvertFromString(SampleSection.BuildStartTime.ToString()), TimeSpan)
            Dim EndTimeSpan As TimeSpan = CType(myTSC.ConvertFromString(SampleSection.BuildEndTime.ToString()), TimeSpan)
            Dim resultTimeSpan As TimeSpan = EndTimeSpan - StartTimeSpan

                ' Determine if the Validator can validate
                ' the type it contains.
                valBase = customValAttr.ValidatorInstance
                If valBase.CanValidate(resultTimeSpan.GetType()) Then
                    ' Validate the TimeSpan using a
                    ' custom PositiveTimeSpanValidator.
                End If
            Catch e As ArgumentException
                ' Store error message.
                Dim msg As String = e.Message.ToString()
#If DEBUG Then
                Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", msg)
#End If
            End Try
        End Sub

        ' Create required sections.
        Shared Sub CreateSection()
            ' Get the current configuration (file).
            Dim config As System.Configuration.Configuration = _

            ' Define the sample section.
            Dim sampleSection As SampleSection

            ' Create the handler section named MyDailyProcess 
            ' in the <configSections>. Also, create the 
            ' <MyDailyProcess> target section
            ' in <configuration>.
            If config.Sections("MyDailyProcess") Is Nothing Then
                sampleSection = New SampleSection()
                config.Sections.Add("MyDailyProcess", sampleSection)
                sampleSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = True
            End If
        End Sub

        Shared Sub DisplaySectionProperties()
            Dim sampleSection As SampleSection = ConfigurationManager.GetSection("MyDailyProcess")

            If SampleSection Is Nothing Then
                Console.WriteLine("Failed to load section.")
                Console.WriteLine("  Name: {0}", SampleSection.Name)
                Console.WriteLine("  BuildStartTime: {0}", SampleSection.BuildStartTime)
                Console.WriteLine("  BuildEndTime: {0}", SampleSection.BuildEndTime)
            End If
        End Sub

        Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            Console.WriteLine("[Create a section]")

            Console.WriteLine("[Display section information]")

            ' Show how to use the ValidatorInstance method.

            ' Display and wait.
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.