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DbContext.ValidateEntity Method

[This page is specific to the Entity Framework version 6. The latest version is available as the 'Entity Framework' NuGet package. For more information about Entity Framework, see msdn.com/data/ef.]

Extension point allowing the user to customize validation of an entity or filter out validation results. Called by GetValidationErrors().

Namespace:  System.Data.Entity
Assembly:  EntityFramework (in EntityFramework.dll)

protected virtual DbEntityValidationResult ValidateEntity(
	DbEntityEntry entityEntry,
	IDictionary<Object, Object> items


Type: System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.DbEntityEntry
DbEntityEntry instance to be validated.
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IDictionary<Object, Object>
User-defined dictionary containing additional info for custom validation. It will be passed to ValidationContext and will be exposed as Items . This parameter is optional and can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Entity.Validation.DbEntityValidationResult
Entity validation result. Possibly null when overridden.
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