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ExceptionValidationRule Class

Represents a rule that checks for exceptions that are thrown during the update of the binding source property.

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

public ref class ExceptionValidationRule sealed : public ValidationRule
<ExceptionValidationRule .../>

The WPF data binding model enables you to associate ValidationRules with a Binding object. The ExceptionValidationRule class is a built-in rule that checks for exceptions that are thrown during the updates of the binding source property. You can provide custom logic to specify how the binding engine handles these exceptions by using a UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback. For more information, see UpdateSourceExceptionFilter.

An alternative syntax to setting the ExceptionValidationRule explicitly is to set the ValidatesOnExceptions property to true on your Binding or MultiBinding object.

You can create a custom rule by creating a class that derives from ValidationRule. For more information and a detailed discussion of data validation, see Data Binding Overview.

The ValidationRules property takes a collection of ValidationRule objects. The following example uses TextBox::Text as the binding target property and StartPrice (an integer) as the binding source property. When the user enters a value that cannot be converted to an integer, an exception is thrown, which causes the ExceptionValidationRule to invalidate the target value.

<TextBox Name="StartPriceEntryForm" Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1"
    Style="{StaticResource textStyleTextBox}" Margin="8,5,0,5">
    <Binding Path="StartPrice" UpdateSourceTrigger="PropertyChanged">
        <ExceptionValidationRule />

By default, when there is a validation error, the TextBox appears with a red border. Optionally, you can write a custom ErrorTemplate to specify how you want to notify the user when there is a validation error.

For more information about data validation, see Data Binding Overview.

For the complete sample, see Data Binding Demo.


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0