PositiveTimeSpanValidator Class

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

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

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

public class PositiveTimeSpanValidator : ConfigurationValidatorBase

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodPositiveTimeSpanValidator()

Initializes a new instance of the PositiveTimeSpanValidator class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodCanValidate(Type)

Determines whether the object type can be validated.(Overrides ConfigurationValidatorBase.CanValidate(Type).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodValidate(Object)

Determines 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.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Configuration;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace Samples.AspNet
{
    // Implements a custom validator attribute. 
    [AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Property)]
    public sealed class CustomValidatorAttribute :
        ConfigurationValidatorAttribute
    {
        public CustomValidatorAttribute()
        {
        }

        public CustomValidatorAttribute(Type validator)
            : base(validator)
        {
        }

        new public Type ValidatorType
        {
            get
            { return GetType(); }
        }


        public override ConfigurationValidatorBase ValidatorInstance
        {
            get
            {
                // Create validator.
                return new PositiveTimeSpanValidator();
            }
        }
    }

    // Implements a custom section class.
    public class SampleSection : ConfigurationSection
    {
        [ConfigurationProperty("name", DefaultValue = "MyBuildRoutine",
                   IsRequired = true)]
        [StringValidator(InvalidCharacters = " ~!@#$%^&*()[]{}/;'\"|\\",
      MinLength = 1, MaxLength = 60)]
        public string Name
        {
            get
            {
                return (string)this["name"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["name"] = value;
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("BuildStartTime", IsRequired = true,
          DefaultValue = "09:00:00")]
        public TimeSpan BuildStartTime
        {
            get
            {
                TimeSpanConverter myTSC = new TimeSpanConverter();
                return (TimeSpan)this["BuildStartTime"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["BuildStartTime"] = value.ToString();
            }
        }

        [ConfigurationProperty("BuildEndTime", IsRequired = true,
          DefaultValue = "17:00:00")]
        public TimeSpan BuildEndTime
        {
            get
            {
                TimeSpanConverter myTSC = new TimeSpanConverter();
                return (TimeSpan)this["BuildEndTime"];
            }
            set
            {
                this["BuildEndTime"] = value.ToString();
            }

        }
    }

    // Implements the console user interface.
    class TestingCustomValidatorAttribute
    {
        // Shows how to use the ValidatorInstance method.
        public static void GetCustomValidatorInstance()
        {
            ConfigurationValidatorBase valBase;
            CustomValidatorAttribute customValAttr;
            customValAttr = new CustomValidatorAttribute();

            SampleSection sampleSection =
              ConfigurationManager.GetSection("MyDailyProcess") as SampleSection;

            TimeSpanConverter myTSC = new TimeSpanConverter();
            TimeSpan StartTimeSpan = (TimeSpan)myTSC.ConvertFromString(sampleSection.BuildStartTime.ToString());
            TimeSpan EndTimeSpan = (TimeSpan)myTSC.ConvertFromString(sampleSection.BuildEndTime.ToString());
            TimeSpan resultTimeSpan = EndTimeSpan - StartTimeSpan;

            try
            {
                // Determine if the Validator can validate
                // the type it contains.
                valBase = customValAttr.ValidatorInstance;
                if (valBase.CanValidate(resultTimeSpan.GetType()))
                {
                    // Validate the TimeSpan using a
                    // custom PositiveTimeSpanValidator.
                    valBase.Validate(resultTimeSpan);
                }
            }
            catch (ArgumentException e)
            {
                // Store error message.
                string msg = e.Message.ToString();
#if DEBUG
                Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", msg);
#endif
            }
        }

        // Create required sections.
        static void CreateSection()
        {
            // Get the current configuration (file).
            System.Configuration.Configuration config =
              ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(
              ConfigurationUserLevel.None);

            // Define the sample section.
            SampleSection sampleSection;

            // Create the handler section named MyDailyProcess 
            // in the <configSections>. Also, create the 
            // <MyDailyProcess> target section
            // in <configuration>.
            if (config.Sections["MyDailyProcess"] == null)
            {
                sampleSection = new SampleSection();
                config.Sections.Add("MyDailyProcess", sampleSection);
                sampleSection.SectionInformation.ForceSave = true;
                config.Save(ConfigurationSaveMode.Full);
            }
        }

        static void DisplaySectionProperties()
        {
            SampleSection sampleSection =
               ConfigurationManager.GetSection("MyDailyProcess") as SampleSection;

            if (sampleSection == null)
                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);
            }
        }

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            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();
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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

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