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ServerValidate Event
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CustomValidator.ServerValidate Event

Occurs when validation is performed on the server.

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

public event ServerValidateEventHandler ServerValidate

The ServerValidate event is raised when validation is performed on the server. This event is used to provide a custom validation routine for an input control, such as a TextBox control.

For more information about handling events, see Events and Delegates.

TopicLocation
Walkthrough: Validating User Input in a Web Forms PageBuilding ASP .NET Web Applications in Visual Studio

The following code example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for a server-side CustomValidator control. It creates a custom validation routine, validates the value of a TextBox control for an even number, and then displays the result of the validation.

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.


<%@ 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>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      void ValidateBtn_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs e) 
      { 

         // Display whether the page passed validation.
         if (Page.IsValid) 
         {

            Message.Text = "Page is valid.";

         }

         else 
         {

            Message.Text = "Page is not valid!";

         }

      }

      void ServerValidation(object source, ServerValidateEventArgs args)
      {

         try 
         {

            // Test whether the value entered into the text box is even.
            int i = int.Parse(args.Value);
            args.IsValid = ((i%2) == 0);

         }

         catch(Exception ex)
         {

            args.IsValid = false;

         }

      }

   </script>    

</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</h3>

      <asp:Label id="Message"  
           Text="Enter an even number:" 
           Font-Names="Verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt" 
           runat="server"
           AssociatedControlID="Text1"/>

      <br />

      <asp:TextBox id="Text1" 
           runat="server" />

      &nbsp;&nbsp;

      <asp:CustomValidator id="CustomValidator1"
           ControlToValidate="Text1"
           Display="Static"
           ErrorMessage="Not an even number!"
           ForeColor="green"
           Font-Names="verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt"
           OnServerValidate="ServerValidation"
           runat="server"/>

      <br />

      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Validate" 
           OnClick="ValidateBtn_OnClick" 
           runat="server"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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