BaseValidator.ErrorMessage BaseValidator.ErrorMessage BaseValidator.ErrorMessage BaseValidator.ErrorMessage Property

Definition

Gets or sets the text for the error message displayed in a ValidationSummary control when validation fails.

public:
 property System::String ^ ErrorMessage { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)]
public string ErrorMessage { get; set; }
member this.ErrorMessage : string with get, set
Public Property ErrorMessage As String

Property Value

The error message displayed in a ValidationSummary control when validation fails. The default value is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

Implements

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ErrorMessage property to specify different messages for the ValidationSummary control and the RequiredFieldValidator and CompareValidator controls.

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

When using a ValidationSummary control, use the ErrorMessage property to specify the text to display in the ValidationSummary control when validation fails for the current validation control. To specify the text to display in the validation control itself, use the Text property.

Note

If you set the ErrorMessage property without setting the Text property, the value of the ErrorMessage property is also displayed in the validation control.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

Applies to

See also