ValidationAttribute Class
 

Serves as the base class for all validation attributes.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)


public abstract class ValidationAttribute : Attribute
public ref class ValidationAttribute abstract : Attribute
[<AbstractClass>]
type ValidationAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
Public MustInherit Class ValidationAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_protmethod ValidationAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the ValidationAttribute class.

System_CAPS_protmethod ValidationAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the ValidationAttribute class by using the function that enables access to validation resources.

System_CAPS_protmethod ValidationAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the ValidationAttribute class by using the error message to associate with a validation control.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets an error message to associate with a validation control if validation fails.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the error message resource name to use in order to look up the property value if validation fails.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the resource type to use for error-message lookup if validation fails.

System_CAPS_protproperty

Gets the localized validation error message.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether the attribute requires validation context.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_protmethod Finalize

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod FormatErrorMessage

Applies formatting to an error message, based on the data field where the error occurred.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetValidationResult

Checks whether the specified value is valid with respect to the current validation attribute.

System_CAPS_pubmethod IsDefaultAttribute

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod IsValid

Determines whether the specified value of the object is valid.

System_CAPS_protmethod IsValid

Validates the specified value with respect to the current validation attribute.

System_CAPS_pubmethod Match

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_protmethod MemberwiseClone

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Validate

Validates the specified object.

System_CAPS_pubmethod Validate

Validates the specified object.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetIDsOfNames

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfo

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfoCount

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeInvoke

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

Exception Condition
ValidationException

The and properties for localized error message are set at the same time that the non-localized property error message is set.

This class enforces validation, based on the metadata that is associated with the data table. You can override this class to create custom validation attributes.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 3.0

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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