Validation::ValidationAdornerSiteFor Attached Property


Gets or sets the element for which this element appears to indicate that an error occurred.

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

See GetValidationAdornerSiteFor, SetValidationAdornerSiteFor

Property Value

Type: System.Windows::DependencyObject^

The element for which this element appears to indicate that an error occurred.

The Validation::ValidationAdornerSite and Validation::ValidationAdornerSiteFor attached properties reference each other, and you can set either one. For example, suppose that a Label displays validation errors that occur on a data bound TextBox. You can do one of the following to establish that relationship:

When you set one of the properties, the other property is set to the element on which you set the attached property; regardless of which of the previous options you choose, the Validation::ValidationAdornerSite for the TextBox is the Label and the ValidationAdornerSiteFor for the Label is the TextBox.

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The following example uses a Label as the adorner site for the validation errors that occur on items in an ItemsControl. The example sets the Validation::ValidationAdornerSite for each item container in the ItemContainerStyle to the label. The example uses the Validation::ValidationAdornerSiteFor property to get the item container that has the error and binds the Content of the Label to the first ValidationError that is reported.

<ItemsControl Name="customerList"  ItemTemplate="{StaticResource ItemTemplate}"
    <Style TargetType="{x:Type ContentPresenter}">
      <Setter Property="Validation.ValidationAdornerSite"
              Value="{Binding ElementName=validationErrorReport}"/>
<Label Name="validationErrorReport" 
       Content="{Binding RelativeSource={RelativeSource Self}, 
       Margin="5" Foreground="Red" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
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