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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 Value

Type: System.String
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 Control Syntax.

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.

<!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_s = new Random();
        myCompareValidate.ValueToCompare = rand_s.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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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