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
<object Validation.ValidationAdornerSiteFor="DependencyObject" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows::DependencyObject
The element for which this element appears to indicate that an error occurred.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


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.

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"/>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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