BaseValidator.ControlToValidate BaseValidator.ControlToValidate BaseValidator.ControlToValidate BaseValidator.ControlToValidate Property

Definition

Gets or sets the input control to validate.

public:
 property System::String ^ ControlToValidate { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter(typeof(System.Web.UI.WebControls.ValidatedControlConverter))]
[System.Web.UI.Themeable(false)]
public string ControlToValidate { get; set; }
member this.ControlToValidate : string with get, set
Public Property ControlToValidate As String
Property Value

The input control to validate. The default value is Empty, which indicates that this property is not set.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ControlToValidate property to specify the input control to validate.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
 
  void Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
  {
    if (Page.IsValid)
    {
      MessageLabel.Text = "Page submitted successfully.";
    }
    else
    {
      MessageLabel.Text = "There is an error on the page.";
    }
  }
 
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Validator Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Validator Example</h3>
     
      Enter a number from 1 to 10.
      <asp:textbox id="NumberTextBox" 
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:rangevalidator id="NumberCompareValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"  
        type="Integer"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value from 1 to 10."
        maximumvalue="10"
        minimumvalue="1"  
        text="*"
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="TextBoxRequiredValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value."
        text="*"
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:button id="SubmitButton"
        text="Submit"
        onclick="Button_Click"
        runat="server"/>
 
      <br /><br />
       
      <asp:label id="MessageLabel" 
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:validationsummary
        id="ErrorSummary"
        runat="server"/>
 
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="False" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
 
  Sub Button_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles SubmitButton.Click
 
    If Page.IsValid Then
    
      MessageLabel.Text = "Page submitted successfully."
    
    Else
    
      MessageLabel.Text = "There is an error on the page."
    
    End If
    
  End Sub
 
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Validator Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Validator Example</h3>
     
      Enter a number from 1 to 10.
      <asp:textbox id="NumberTextBox" 
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:rangevalidator id="NumberCompareValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"  
        type="Integer"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value from 1 to 10."
        maximumvalue="10"
        minimumvalue="1"  
        text="*"
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="TextBoxRequiredValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value."
        text="*"
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:button id="SubmitButton"
        text="Submit"
        runat="server"/>
 
      <br /><br />
       
      <asp:label id="MessageLabel" 
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:validationsummary
        id="ErrorSummary"
        runat="server"/>
 
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

Remarks

Use the ControlToValidate property to specify the input control to validate. This property must be set to the ID of an input control for all validation controls except the CustomValidator control, which can be left blank. If you do not specify a valid input control, an exception will be thrown when the page is rendered. The ID must refer to a control within the same container as the validation control. It must be in the same page or user control, or it must be in the same template of a templated control.

The standard controls that can be validated are:

Note

For an input control to be validated, the System.Web.UI.ValidationPropertyAttribute attribute must be applied to the control.

All validation controls, except the RequiredFieldValidator control, will pass validation if the input control specified by the ControlToValidate property contains no text. If you are using a CustomValidator control, the client-side and server-side validation functions are not called either.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and ASP.NET Themes and Skins.

Applies to

See Also