IValidator.ErrorMessage Property

When implemented by a class, gets or sets the error message text generated when the condition being validated fails.

Namespace: System.Web.UI
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

string ErrorMessage { get; set; }
/** @property */
String get_ErrorMessage ()

/** @property */
void set_ErrorMessage (String value)

function get ErrorMessage () : String

function set ErrorMessage (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The error message to generate.

ASP.NET developers access this property declaratively in the opening tag of a validation server control. For more information, see Validation Server Controls.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview (Visual Studio).

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head>
    <title>IValidator Example demonstrating IsValid & ErrorMessage</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

     void Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
     {
        // Generating the random number.
        Random rand_number = new Random();
        myCompareValidate.ValueToCompare = rand_number.Next(1, 10).ToString();

        // Setting the ErrorMessage.
        myCompareValidate.ErrorMessage="Try Again!!";
        myCompareValidate.Validate();

        // Check for Validity of control.
        if ((myCompareValidate.IsValid) && (myTextBox.Text != ""))
        {
           labelOutput.Text = "You guessed correctly!!";
           labelOutput.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;
        }
        else
        {
           labelOutput.Text =  "You guessed poorly";
           labelOutput.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
        }

        labelOutput.Text += "<br /><br />" + "The number is: " +
           myCompareValidate.ValueToCompare;
     }

  </script>
</head>
    <body>
      <form runat="server" id="myForm">
        <h3>IValidator Example demonstrating IsValid & ErrorMessage</h3>
        <h5>Guess!! a number between 1 and 10 :</h5>
        <asp:TextBox id="myTextBox" runat="server" />
        <asp:CompareValidator id="myCompareValidate"
             ControlToValidate="myTextBox" ValueToCompare="0"
             EnableClientScript="False" Type="Integer" Text="*"
             runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:Button Text="Submit" OnClick="Button_Click" runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:Label id="labelOutput" runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:ValidationSummary id="Summary1" runat="server" />
     </form>
  </body>
</html>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head>
    <title>IValidator Example demonstrating IsValid & ErrorMessage</title>
<script language="VJ#" runat="server">

    void Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        // Generating the random number.
        Random randNumber = new Random();
        myCompareValidate.set_ValueToCompare(
            System.Convert.ToString(randNumber.Next(1, 10)));

        // Setting the ErrorMessage.
        myCompareValidate.set_ErrorMessage("Try Again!!");
        myCompareValidate.Validate();

        // Check for Validity of control.
        if (myCompareValidate.get_IsValid() 
            && (!(myTextBox.get_Text().Equals("")))) {
            labelOutput.set_Text("You guessed correctly!!");
            labelOutput.set_ForeColor(System.Drawing.Color.get_Blue());
        }
        else {
            labelOutput.set_Text("You guessed poorly");
            labelOutput.set_ForeColor(System.Drawing.Color.get_Black());
        }
        labelOutput.set_Text(labelOutput.get_Text() + "<br /><br />" 
            + "The number is: " + myCompareValidate.get_ValueToCompare());
    } //Button_Click

  </script>
</head>
    <body>
      <form runat="server" id="myForm">
        <h3>IValidator Example demonstrating IsValid & ErrorMessage</h3>
        <h5>Guess!! a number between 1 and 10 :</h5>
        <asp:TextBox id="myTextBox" runat="server" />
        <asp:CompareValidator id="myCompareValidate"
             ControlToValidate="myTextBox" ValueToCompare="0"
             EnableClientScript="False" Type="Integer" Text="*"
             runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:Button ID="Button1" Text="Submit" OnClick="Button_Click" runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:Label id="labelOutput" runat="server" />
        <br />
        <asp:ValidationSummary id="Summary1" runat="server" />
     </form>
  </body>
</html>

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, 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, 1.1, 1.0

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