ValidateEntity Method

DbContext.ValidateEntity Method (DbEntityEntry, IDictionary<Object, Object>)


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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