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ErrorProvider::BlinkStyle Property

Gets or sets a value indicating when the error icon flashes.

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

public:
property ErrorBlinkStyle BlinkStyle {
	ErrorBlinkStyle get ();
	void set (ErrorBlinkStyle value);
}

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms::ErrorBlinkStyle
One of the ErrorBlinkStyle values. The default is BlinkIfDifferentError.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

The assigned value is not one of the ErrorBlinkStyle values.

The error icon flashes in the manner specified by the assigned ErrorBlinkStyle when an error occurs. Setting the BlinkRate to zero sets the BlinkStyle to NeverBlink.

The following code example demonstrates using the ErrorProvider class to notify the user of a data entry error. The example creates a Form that contains a TextBox control, a NumericUpDown control, and a ComboBox control, each validating its content, and an ErrorProvider for each control. The example sets error icon options using the BlinkRate and BlinkStyle properties and the SetIconAlignment and SetIconPadding methods. The SetError method is called with or without appropriate error text during a control's Validated event, depending upon the content in the control.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
public ref class Form1: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
{
private:
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label1;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label2;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label4;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label5;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label6;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label3;
   System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^ nameTextBox1;
   System::Windows::Forms::NumericUpDown^ ageUpDownPicker;
   System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox^ favoriteColorComboBox;
   System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider^ ageErrorProvider;
   System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider^ nameErrorProvider;
   System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider^ favoriteColorErrorProvider;

public:
   Form1()
   {
      this->nameTextBox1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox;
      this->label1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label2 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->ageUpDownPicker = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::NumericUpDown;
      this->favoriteColorComboBox = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox;
      this->label3 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label4 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label5 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label6 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;

      // Name Label 
      this->label1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 56, 32 );
      this->label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 40, 23 );
      this->label1->Text = "Name:";

      // Age Label 
      this->label2->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 40, 64 );
      this->label2->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 56, 23 );
      this->label2->Text = "Age (3-5)";

      // Favorite Color Label 
      this->label3->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 24, 96 );
      this->label3->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 80, 24 );
      this->label3->Text = "Favorite color";

      // ErrorBlinkStyle::AlwaysBlink Label 
      this->label4->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 264, 32 );
      this->label4->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 160, 23 );
      this->label4->Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle::AlwaysBlink";

      // ErrorBlinkStyle::BlinkIfDifferentError Label 
      this->label5->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 264, 64 );
      this->label5->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 200, 23 );
      this->label5->Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle::BlinkIfDifferentError";

      // ErrorBlinkStyle::NeverBlink Label 
      this->label6->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 264, 96 );
      this->label6->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 200, 23 );
      this->label6->Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle::NeverBlink";

      // Name TextBox 
      this->nameTextBox1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 112, 32 );
      this->nameTextBox1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 120, 20 );
      this->nameTextBox1->TabIndex = 0;
      this->nameTextBox1->Validated += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::nameTextBox1_Validated );

      // Age NumericUpDown 
      this->ageUpDownPicker->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 112, 64 );
      array<int>^temp0 = {150,0,0,0};
      this->ageUpDownPicker->Maximum = System::Decimal( temp0 );
      this->ageUpDownPicker->TabIndex = 4;
      this->ageUpDownPicker->Validated += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::ageUpDownPicker_Validated );

      // Favorite Color ComboBox 
      array<Object^>^temp1 = {"None","Red","Yellow","Green","Blue","Purple"};
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Items->AddRange( temp1 );
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 112, 96 );
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 120, 21 );
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->TabIndex = 5;
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Validated += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::favoriteColorComboBox_Validated );

      // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form. 
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 464, 150 );
      array<System::Windows::Forms::Control^>^temp2 = {this->label6,this->label5,this->label4,this->label3,this->favoriteColorComboBox,this->ageUpDownPicker,this->label2,this->label1,this->nameTextBox1};
      this->Controls->AddRange( temp2 );
      this->Text = "Error Provider Example";

      // Create and set the ErrorProvider for each data entry control.
      nameErrorProvider = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider;
      nameErrorProvider->SetIconAlignment( this->nameTextBox1, ErrorIconAlignment::MiddleRight );
      nameErrorProvider->SetIconPadding( this->nameTextBox1, 2 );
      nameErrorProvider->BlinkRate = 1000;
      nameErrorProvider->BlinkStyle = System::Windows::Forms::ErrorBlinkStyle::AlwaysBlink;
      ageErrorProvider = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider;
      ageErrorProvider->SetIconAlignment( this->ageUpDownPicker, ErrorIconAlignment::MiddleRight );
      ageErrorProvider->SetIconPadding( this->ageUpDownPicker, 2 );
      ageErrorProvider->BlinkStyle = System::Windows::Forms::ErrorBlinkStyle::BlinkIfDifferentError;
      favoriteColorErrorProvider = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider;
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetIconAlignment( this->favoriteColorComboBox, ErrorIconAlignment::MiddleRight );
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetIconPadding( this->favoriteColorComboBox, 2 );
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->BlinkRate = 1000;
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->BlinkStyle = System::Windows::Forms::ErrorBlinkStyle::NeverBlink;
   }


private:

   void nameTextBox1_Validated( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      if ( IsNameValid() )
      {

         // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
         nameErrorProvider->SetError( this->nameTextBox1, "" );
      }
      else
      {

         // Set the error if the name is not valid.
         nameErrorProvider->SetError( this->nameTextBox1, "Name is required." );
      }
   }

   void ageUpDownPicker_Validated( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      if ( IsAgeTooYoung() )
      {

         // Set the error if the age is too young.
         ageErrorProvider->SetError( this->ageUpDownPicker, "Age not old enough" );
      }
      else 
      if ( IsAgeTooOld() )
      {

         // Set the error if the age is too old.
         ageErrorProvider->SetError( this->ageUpDownPicker, "Age is too old" );
      }
      else
      {

         // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
         ageErrorProvider->SetError( this->ageUpDownPicker, "" );
      }
   }

   void favoriteColorComboBox_Validated( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      if (  !IsColorValid() )
      {

         // Set the error if the favorite color is not valid.
         favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetError( this->favoriteColorComboBox, "Must select a color." );
      }
      else
      {

         // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
         favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetError( this->favoriteColorComboBox, "" );
      }
   }


   // Functions to verify data. 
   bool IsNameValid()
   {

      // Determine whether the text box contains a zero-length String*. 
      return (nameTextBox1->Text->Length > 0);
   }

   bool IsAgeTooYoung()
   {

      // Determine whether the age value is less than three. 
      return (ageUpDownPicker->Value < 3);
   }

   bool IsAgeTooOld()
   {

      // Determine whether the age value is greater than five. 
      return (ageUpDownPicker->Value > 5);
   }

   bool IsColorValid()
   {

      // Determine whether the favorite color has a valid value. 
      return ((favoriteColorComboBox->SelectedItem != 0) && ( !favoriteColorComboBox->SelectedItem->Equals( "None" )));
   }

};


[STAThread]
int main()
{
   Application::Run( gcnew Form1 );
}

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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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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