DataGridView.RowValidating Event

Occurs when a row is validating.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public event DataGridViewCellCancelEventHandler RowValidating
/** @event */
public void add_RowValidating (DataGridViewCellCancelEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_RowValidating (DataGridViewCellCancelEventHandler value)

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This event is analogous to the Control.Validating event. Use this event to perform validation on all the values of a row. If the row does not pass validation, set the CancelEventArgs.Cancel property to true. Canceling this event prevents the RowValidated, Control.Validating, and Control.Validated events from occurring, and also prevents the user from leaving the invalid row and prevents the row from being saved to an external data source in data bound mode.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example uses RowValidating to check if valid track and release dates are entered.

Private Sub ValidateByRow(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal data As DataGridViewCellCancelEventArgs) _
    Handles songsDataGridView.RowValidating

    Dim row As DataGridViewRow = _
    Dim trackCell As DataGridViewCell = _
    Dim dateCell As DataGridViewCell = _
        row.Cells(songsDataGridView.Columns("Release Date").Index)
    data.Cancel = Not (IsTrackGood(trackCell) _
        AndAlso IsDateGood(dateCell))
End Sub

Private Function IsTrackGood(ByRef cell As DataGridViewCell) As Boolean

    If cell.Value.ToString().Length = 0 Then
        cell.ErrorText = "Please enter a track"
        songsDataGridView.Rows(cell.RowIndex).ErrorText = _
            "Please enter a track"
        Return False
    ElseIf cell.Value.ToString().Equals("0") Then
        cell.ErrorText = "Zero is not a valid track"
        songsDataGridView.Rows(cell.RowIndex).ErrorText = _
            "Zero is not a valid track"
        Return False
    ElseIf Not Integer.TryParse( _
        cell.Value.ToString(), New Integer()) Then
        cell.ErrorText = "A Track must be a number"
        songsDataGridView.Rows(cell.RowIndex).ErrorText = _
            "A Track must be a number"
        Return False
    End If
    Return True
End Function

Private Function IsDateGood(ByRef cell As DataGridViewCell) As Boolean

    If cell.Value Is Nothing Then
        cell.ErrorText = "Missing date"
        songsDataGridView.Rows(cell.RowIndex).ErrorText = _
            "Missing date"
        Return False
        Catch ex As FormatException

            cell.ErrorText = "Invalid format"
            songsDataGridView.Rows(cell.RowIndex).ErrorText = _
                "Invalid format"

            Return False
        End Try
    End If
    Return True
End Function

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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