RegularExpressionValidator.EvaluateIsValid Method ()

 

Indicates whether the value in the input control is valid.

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

protected override bool EvaluateIsValid()

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the value in the input control is valid; otherwise, false.

The following code example demonstrates how to override the EvaluateIsValid method in a custom server control so that it always checks the value against the expression for a match in a RegularExpressionValidator.

System_CAPS_security Security 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.

using System.Web;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  public sealed class CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid : System.Web.UI.WebControls.RegularExpressionValidator
  {
    protected override bool EvaluateIsValid()
    {
      // Get the control to validate's validation value
      string controlValue = GetControlValidationValue(this.ControlToValidate);

      // If the value is null or empty, then return true
      if (controlValue == null || controlValue.Trim().Length == 0) 
      {
        return true;
      }
      else
      {
        // Else try running the Regular Expression against the value 
        // and see if there is a match.
        try 
        {
          System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match regExpMatch = System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(controlValue, this.ValidationExpression);
          return(regExpMatch.Success && regExpMatch.Index == 0 && regExpMatch.Length == controlValue.Length);
        }
        catch 
        {
          return true;
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid control, defined in the preceding example, on a Web Forms page.

<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.CS" %>
<%@ 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>Custom RegularExpressionValidator - EvaluateIsValid - C# Example</title>
    <script runat="server">
      void Button1_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
        if (Page.IsValid) 
        {
          Label1.Text = "Page is valid.";
        }
        else 
        {
          Label1.Text = "Page is invalid!";
        }
      }
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom RegularExpressionValidator - EvaluateIsValid - C# Example</h3>
       <table style="background-color:#eeeeee; padding:10">
          <tr valign="top">
             <td colspan="3">
                <asp:Label ID="Label1" 
                  Text="Enter a 5 digit zip code" 
                  runat="server"/>
             </td>
          </tr>

          <tr>
             <td colspan="3">
                <b>Personal Information</b>
             </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
             <td align="right">
                Zip Code:
             </td>
             <td>
                <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server"/>
             </td>
             <td>
                <aspSample:CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid
                  id="Regularexpressionvalidator1" 
                  runat="server"
                  ControlToValidate="TextBox1"
                  ValidationExpression="\d{5}"
                  ErrorMessage="Zip code must be 5 numeric digits"
                  Display="Static"
                  EnableClientScript="False" />
             </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
             <td></td>
             <td>
                <asp:Button text="Button1" 
                  OnClick="Button1_Click" 
                  runat="server" ID="Button1"/>
             </td>
             <td></td>
          </tr>
       </table>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>

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