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RegexStringValidatorAttribute.ValidatorInstance Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets an instance of the RegexStringValidator class.

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

public override ConfigurationValidatorBase ValidatorInstance { get; 
/** @property */
public ConfigurationValidatorBase get_ValidatorInstance ()

public override function get ValidatorInstance () : ConfigurationValidatorBase

Property Value

The ConfigurationValidatorBase validator instance.

You use the ValidatorInstance property to perform string validation by calling its Validate method.

The following example shows how to use the ValidatorInstance method.

            ConfigurationValidatorBase valBase;

            RegexStringValidatorAttribute rstrValAttr =
            new RegexStringValidatorAttribute(@"\w+\S*");

            // Get the regular expression string.
            string regex = rstrValAttr.Regex;
            Console.WriteLine("Regular expression: {0", regex);

            string badValue = "&%$bbb";
            string goodValue = "filename.txt";

                valBase = rstrValAttr.ValidatorInstance;
                // valBase.Validate(badValue);
            catch (ArgumentException e)
                // Display error message.
                string msg = e.ToString();

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0