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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 function get BlinkStyle () : ErrorBlinkStyle 
public function set BlinkStyle (value : ErrorBlinkStyle)

Property Value

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


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.

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Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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