BaseValidator.Display BaseValidator.Display BaseValidator.Display BaseValidator.Display Property

Definition

Gets or sets the display behavior of the error message in a validation control.

public:
 property System::Web::UI::WebControls::ValidatorDisplay Display { System::Web::UI::WebControls::ValidatorDisplay get(); void set(System::Web::UI::WebControls::ValidatorDisplay value); };
[System.Web.UI.Themeable(true)]
[System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)]
public System.Web.UI.WebControls.ValidatorDisplay Display { get; set; }
member this.Display : System.Web.UI.WebControls.ValidatorDisplay with get, set
Public Property Display As ValidatorDisplay

Property Value

One of the ValidatorDisplay values. The default value is Static.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Display property to specify that space for the validation message is added to the Web page dynamically when validation fails.

Important

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

<%@ 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 Display property to specify the display behavior of the error message in the validation control. The following table lists the different values that can be used.

Display behavior Description
None The validation message is never displayed inline.
Static Space for the validation message is allocated in the page layout.
Dynamic Space for the validation message is dynamically added to the page if validation fails.

Note

The display behavior depends on whether client-side validation is performed. If client-side validation is not active (because the browser does not support it or because it has been disabled by using the Page.ClientTarget page directive or EnableClientScript property), ValidatorDisplay.Static and ValidatorDisplay.Dynamic behave the same way: the error message takes up space only if it is displayed. The ability to dynamically allocate space for the message when it is not being displayed (ValidatorDisplay.Dynamic) only works with client-side validation.

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