DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs Class
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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
	Inherits EventArgs

System_CAPS_pubmethodDatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs(Exception, String)

Initializes a new instance of the DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs class.


Gets the initial exception associated with the DateValidationError event.


Gets or sets the text that caused the DateValidationError event.


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether Exception should be thrown.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns 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.

Dim datePickerWithBlackoutDates As New DatePicker()

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

datePickerWithBlackoutDates.BlackoutDates.Add( _
    New CalendarDateRange(New DateTime(2009, 8, 1), New DateTime(2009, 8, 2)))

datePickerWithBlackoutDates.BlackoutDates.Add( _
    New CalendarDateRange(New DateTime(2009, 8, 8), New DateTime(2009, 8, 9)))

datePickerWithBlackoutDates.BlackoutDates.Add( _
    New CalendarDateRange(New DateTime(2009, 8, 15), New DateTime(2009, 8, 16)))

datePickerWithBlackoutDates.BlackoutDates.Add( _
    New CalendarDateRange(New DateTime(2009, 8, 22), New DateTime(2009, 8, 23)))

datePickerWithBlackoutDates.BlackoutDates.Add( _
    New CalendarDateRange(New DateTime(2009, 8, 29), New DateTime(2009, 8, 30)))

AddHandler datePickerWithBlackoutDates.DateValidationError, _
    AddressOf 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 Sub DatePicker_DateValidationError(ByVal sender As Object, _
                                           ByVal e As DatePickerDateValidationErrorEventArgs)

    Dim newDate As DateTime
    Dim datePickerObj As DatePicker = TryCast(sender, DatePicker)

    If DateTime.TryParse(e.Text, newDate) Then
        If datePickerObj.BlackoutDates.Contains(newDate) Then
            MessageBox.Show([String].Format("The date, {0}, cannot be selected.", e.Text))
        End If
        e.ThrowException = True
    End If
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Available since 2.0

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

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