ValidationResult Class
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ValidationResult Class


Represents the result returned by the ValidationRule.Validate method that indicates whether the checked value passed the ValidationRule.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)


public class ValidationResult

System_CAPS_pubmethodValidationResult(Boolean, Object)

Initializes a new instance of the ValidationResult class.


Gets an object that provides additional information about the invalidity.


Gets a value that indicates whether the value checked against the ValidationRule is valid.


Gets a valid instance of ValidationResult.


Compares the specified instance and the current instance of ValidationResult for value equality.(Overrides Object.Equals(Object).)


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


Returns the hash code for this ValidationResult.(Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)


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


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


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

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(ValidationResult, ValidationResult)

Compares two ValidationResult objects for value equality.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(ValidationResult, ValidationResult)

Compares two ValidationResult objects for value inequality.

The WPF data binding model enables you to associate ValidationRules with your Binding or MultiBinding object. You can create custom rules by subclassing the ValidationRule class and implementing the Validate method. The Validate method returns a ValidationResult object to report whether the checked value is valid.

For a detailed discussion of the validation process, see "Data Validation" in Data Binding Overview.

The following example shows the implementation of a validation rule that marks the input value as invalid if it contains non-numeric characters or outside the lower and upper bounds. If the value is invalid, the ErrorContent property and the IsValid property of the returned ValidationResult are set to the appropriate error message and false respectively.

For the complete example, see How to: Implement Binding Validation.

public class AgeRangeRule : ValidationRule
    private int _min;
    private int _max;

    public AgeRangeRule()

    public int Min
        get { return _min; }
        set { _min = value; }

    public int Max
        get { return _max; }
        set { _max = value; }

    public override ValidationResult Validate(object value, CultureInfo cultureInfo)
        int age = 0;

            if (((string)value).Length > 0)
                age = Int32.Parse((String)value);
        catch (Exception e)
            return new ValidationResult(false, "Illegal characters or " + e.Message);

        if ((age < Min) || (age > Max))
            return new ValidationResult(false,
              "Please enter an age in the range: " + Min + " - " + Max + ".");
            return new ValidationResult(true, null);

.NET Framework
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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