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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)

'Declaration
Public Class PositiveTimeSpanValidator
	Inherits ConfigurationValidatorBase
'Usage
Dim instance As PositiveTimeSpanValidator

public class PositiveTimeSpanValidator extends ConfigurationValidatorBase
public class PositiveTimeSpanValidator extends ConfigurationValidatorBase
Not applicable.

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)
            MyBase.New(validator)
        End Sub 'New

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

        Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ValidatorInstance() As ConfigurationValidatorBase
            Get
                ' 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
            Get
                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
            Get
                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
            Get
                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

            Try
                ' 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.
                    valBase.Validate(resultTimeSpan)
                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 = _
              ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(ConfigurationUserLevel.None)

            ' 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
                config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full)
            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.")
            Else
                Console.WriteLine("Defaults:")
                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]")
            CreateSection()

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

            ' Show how to use the ValidatorInstance method.
            GetCustomValidatorInstance()

            ' Display and wait.
            Console.ReadLine()
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

System.Object
   System.Configuration.ConfigurationValidatorBase
    System.Configuration.PositiveTimeSpanValidator

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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