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RangeAttribute Class

Specifies the numeric range constraints for the value of a data field.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.ValidationAttribute
      System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.RangeAttribute

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assemblies:   System.ComponentModel.Annotations (in System.ComponentModel.Annotations.dll)
  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Parameter, AllowMultiple = false)]
public class RangeAttribute : ValidationAttribute

The RangeAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryRangeAttribute(Double, Double)Initializes a new instance of the RangeAttribute class by using the specified minimum and maximum values.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryRangeAttribute(Int32, Int32)Initializes a new instance of the RangeAttribute class by using the specified minimum and maximum values.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryRangeAttribute(Type, String, String)Initializes a new instance of the RangeAttribute class by using the specified minimum and maximum values and the specific type.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryErrorMessageGets or sets an error message to associate with a validation control if validation fails. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryErrorMessageResourceNameGets or sets the error message resource name to use in order to look up the ErrorMessageResourceType property value if validation fails. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryErrorMessageResourceTypeGets or sets the resource type to use for error-message lookup if validation fails. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Protected propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryErrorMessageStringGets the localized validation error message. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryMaximumGets the maximum allowed field value.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryMinimumGets the minimum allowed field value.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibraryOperandTypeGets the type of the data field whose value must be validated.
Public propertyRequiresValidationContextGets a value that indicates whether the attribute requires validation context. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryFormatErrorMessageFormats the error message that is displayed when range validation fails. (Overrides ValidationAttribute.FormatErrorMessage(String).)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetValidationResultChecks whether the specified value is valid with respect to the current validation attribute. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodIsValid(Object)Checks that the value of the data field is in the specified range. (Overrides ValidationAttribute.IsValid(Object).)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryIsValid(Object, ValidationContext)Validates the specified value with respect to the current validation attribute. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibraryValidate(Object, ValidationContext)Validates the specified object. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
Public methodValidate(Object, String)Validates the specified object. (Inherited from ValidationAttribute.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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When you apply this attribute to a data field, you must follow the guidelines for how to use validation attributes. For more information, see ASP.NET Dynamic Data Guidelines.

The following example shows how to use the RangeAttribute to customize formatting for a data field. The example performs the following steps:

  • Implements a metadata partial class and the associated metadata class.

  • In the associated metadata class, it applies the RangeAttribute attribute to obtain the following results:

    • Apply the attribute to a data field of type integer.

    • Apply the attribute to an integer data field and define a custom validation error message.

    • Apply the attribute to a DateTime data field and define a custom validation error message.

using System;
using System.Web.DynamicData;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
using System.ComponentModel;

[MetadataType(typeof(ProductMetaData))]
public partial class Product
{

}


public class ProductMetaData
{

    [Range(10, 1000, 
        ErrorMessage = "Value for {0} must be between {1} and {2}.")]
    public object Weight;

    [Range(300, 3000)]
    public object ListPrice;

    [Range(typeof(DateTime), "1/2/2004", "3/4/2004",
        ErrorMessage = "Value for {0} must be between {1} and {2}")]
    public object SellEndDate;

}
 

To compile the example, you need the following:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 or Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition SP1.

  • A data-driven Web site. This enables you to create a data context for the database and the class that contains the data field to customize. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a New Dynamic Data Web Site using Scaffolding.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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