CompareValidator.Operator Property

Gets or sets the comparison operation to perform.

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

[ThemeableAttribute(false)] 
public ValidationCompareOperator Operator { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ValidationCompareOperator get_Operator ()

/** @property */
public void set_Operator (ValidationCompareOperator value)

public function get Operator () : ValidationCompareOperator

public function set Operator (value : ValidationCompareOperator)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the ValidationCompareOperator values. The default value is Equal.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The specified comparison operator is not one of the ValidationCompareOperator values.

Use the Operator property to specify the comparison operation to perform. The following table lists the comparison operations that are possible.

Operation

Description

Equal

A comparison for equality between the values of the input control being validated and another control, or a constant value.

NotEqual

A comparison for inequality between the values of the input control being validated and another control, or a constant value.

GreaterThan

A comparison for greater than between the values of the input control being validated and another control, or a constant value.

GreaterThanEqual

A comparison for greater than or equal to between the values of the input control being validated and another control, or a constant value.

LessThan

A comparison for less than between the values of the input control being validated and another control, or a constant value.

LessThanEqual

A comparison for less than or equal to between the values of the input control being validated and another control, or a constant value.

DataTypeCheck

A data type comparison of the value entered in the input control being validated and the data type specified by the BaseCompareValidator.Type property. Validation fails if the value cannot be converted to the specified data type.

NoteNote:

The ControlToCompare and ValueToCompare properties are ignored when this operator is used.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and Introduction to ASP.NET Themes.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Operator property to specify the comparison operation.

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).

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
 
<!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>CompareValidator Example</title>
<script runat="server">
 
      void Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
 
         if (Page.IsValid) 
         {
            lblOutput.Text = "Result: Valid!";
         }
         else 
         {
            lblOutput.Text = "Result: Not valid!";
         }

      }
 
      void Operator_Index_Changed(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         Compare1.Operator = (ValidationCompareOperator) ListOperator.SelectedIndex;
         Compare1.Validate();

      }

      void Type_Index_Changed(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {

         Compare1.Type = (ValidationDataType) ListType.SelectedIndex;
         Compare1.Validate();

      }
 
   </script>
 
</head>
<body>
 
   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>CompareValidator Example</h3>
      <br />
      Enter a value in each textbox. Select a comparison operator<br />
      and data type. Click "Validate" to compare values.
 
      <table style="background-color:#eeeeee; padding:10">

         <tr valign="top">

            <td>

               <h5>String 1:</h5>
               <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" 
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               <h5>Comparison Operator:</h5>
 
               <asp:ListBox id="ListOperator" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Operator_Index_Changed" 
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem Selected="True" Value="Equal">Equal</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="NotEqual">NotEqual</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="GreaterThan">GreaterThan</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="GreaterThanEqual">GreaterThanEqual</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="LessThan">LessThan</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="LessThanEqual">LessThanEqual</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="DataTypeCheck">DataTypeCheck</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:ListBox>

            </td>

            <td>

               <h5>String 2:</h5>
               <asp:TextBox id="TextBox2" 
                    runat="server"/>
               <br />
               <asp:Button id="Button1"
                    Text="Validate"  
                    OnClick="Button_Click" 
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>
         </tr>

         <tr>
            <td colspan="3" align="center">

               <h5>Data Type:</h5>

               <asp:ListBox id="ListType" 
                    OnSelectedIndexChanged="Type_Index_Changed" 
                    runat="server">

                  <asp:ListItem Selected="true" Value="String" >String</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Integer" >Integer</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Double" >Double</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Date" >Date</asp:ListItem>
                  <asp:ListItem Value="Currency" >Currency</asp:ListItem>

               </asp:ListBox>
            </td>
         </tr>
      </table>
 
      <asp:CompareValidator id="Compare1" 
           ControlToValidate="TextBox1" 
           ControlToCompare="TextBox2"
           EnableClientScript="False" 
           Type="String" 
           runat="server"/>
 
      <br />
       
      <asp:Label id="lblOutput" 
           Font-Names="verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt" 
           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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