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DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs Class

Provides data for the DatePicker.DateValidationError event.


Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public class DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs : EventArgs

The DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs type exposes the following members.

Public methodDatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgsInitializes a new instance of the DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs class.

Public propertyExceptionGets the initial exception associated with the DateValidationError event.
Public propertyTextGets or sets the text that caused the DateValidationError event.
Public propertyThrowExceptionGets or sets a value that indicates whether Exception should be thrown.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The DatePicker.DateValidationError event occurs when DatePicker.Text is set to a value that cannot be interpreted as a date or when the date cannot be selected. You can subscribe to this event and specify whether an exception is raised by setting the ThrowException property. If DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs.ThrowException is true, one of the following exceptions is raised:

Exception type



The text entered cannot be parsed to a valid date, and the exception is not suppressed.


The text entered parses to a date that is not selectable.

If DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs.ThrowException is false, the application continues execution as usual.

The following example creates a DatePicker that displays the dates in August 2009 and specifies that each Saturday and Sunday is not selectable. The DatePicker handles the DateValidationError event. If the user enters a date that is not selectable, the example displays a message. If the user enters text that is not a valid date, an exception is thrown.

DatePicker datePickerWithBlackoutDates = new DatePicker();

datePickerWithBlackoutDates.DisplayDateStart = new DateTime(2009, 8, 1);
datePickerWithBlackoutDates.DisplayDateEnd = new DateTime(2009, 8, 31);
datePickerWithBlackoutDates.SelectedDate = new DateTime(2009, 8, 10);

    new CalendarDateRange(new DateTime(2009, 8, 1), new DateTime(2009, 8, 2)));
    new CalendarDateRange(new DateTime(2009, 8, 8), new DateTime(2009, 8, 9)));
    new CalendarDateRange(new DateTime(2009, 8, 15), new DateTime(2009, 8, 16)));
    new CalendarDateRange(new DateTime(2009, 8, 22), new DateTime(2009, 8, 23)));
    new CalendarDateRange(new DateTime(2009, 8, 29), new DateTime(2009, 8, 30)));

datePickerWithBlackoutDates.DateValidationError +=
    new EventHandler<DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs>(DatePicker_DateValidationError);

// root is a Panel that is defined elsewhere.

<DatePicker Name="datePickerWithBlackoutDates"
    <CalendarDateRange Start="8/1/09" End="8/2/09"/>
    <CalendarDateRange Start="8/8/09" End="8/9/09"/>
    <CalendarDateRange Start="8/15/09" End="8/16/09"/>
    <CalendarDateRange Start="8/22/09" End="8/23/09"/>
    <CalendarDateRange Start="8/29/09" End="8/30/09"/>

// If the text is a valid date, but a part of the 
// BlackoutDates collection, show a message.
// If the text is not a valid date, thow an exception.
private void DatePicker_DateValidationError(object sender,
                DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs e)
    DateTime newDate;
    DatePicker datePickerObj = sender as DatePicker;

    if (DateTime.TryParse(e.Text, out newDate))
        if (datePickerObj.BlackoutDates.Contains(newDate))
            MessageBox.Show(String.Format("The date, {0}, cannot be selected.",
        e.ThrowException = true;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.