CustomValidator.OnServerValidate(String) CustomValidator.OnServerValidate(String) CustomValidator.OnServerValidate(String) CustomValidator.OnServerValidate(String) Method

Definition

Raises the ServerValidate event for the CustomValidator control.

protected:
 virtual bool OnServerValidate(System::String ^ value);
protected virtual bool OnServerValidate (string value);
abstract member OnServerValidate : string -> bool
override this.OnServerValidate : string -> bool
Protected Overridable Function OnServerValidate (value As String) As Boolean

Parameters

value
String String String String

The value to validate.

Returns

true if the value specified by the value parameter passes validation; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for a server-side CustomValidator control.

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#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      void ValidateBtn_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs e) 
      { 

         // Display whether the page passed validation.
         if (Page.IsValid) 
         {

            Message.Text = "Page is valid.";

         }

         else 
         {

            Message.Text = "Page is not valid!";

         }

      }

      void ServerValidation(object source, ServerValidateEventArgs args)
      {

         try 
         {

            // Test whether the value entered into the text box is even.
            int i = int.Parse(args.Value);
            args.IsValid = ((i%2) == 0);

         }

         catch(Exception ex)
         {

            args.IsValid = false;

         }

      }

   </script>    

</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">
  
      <h3>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</h3>

      <asp:Label id="Message"  
           Text="Enter an even number:" 
           Font-Names="Verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt" 
           runat="server"
           AssociatedControlID="Text1"/>

      <br />

      <asp:TextBox id="Text1" 
           runat="server" />
    
      &nbsp;&nbsp;

      <asp:CustomValidator id="CustomValidator1"
           ControlToValidate="Text1"
           Display="Static"
           ErrorMessage="Not an even number!"
           ForeColor="green"
           Font-Names="verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt"
           OnServerValidate="ServerValidation"
           runat="server"/>

      <br />
 
      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Validate" 
           OnClick="ValidateBtn_OnClick" 
           runat="server"/>

   </form>
  
</body>
</html>


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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</title>
<script runat="server">

      Sub ValidateBtn_OnClick(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) 

         ' Display whether the page passed validation.
         If Page.IsValid Then 

            Message.Text = "Page is valid."

         Else 

            Message.Text = "Page is not valid!"

         End If

      End Sub

      Sub ServerValidation(source As Object, args As ServerValidateEventArgs)

         Try 

            ' Test whether the value entered into the text box is even.
            Dim num As Integer = Integer.Parse(args.Value)
            args.IsValid = ((num mod 2) = 0)
 
         Catch ex As Exception
         
            args.IsValid = false

         End Try

      End Sub

   </script>    

</head>
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">
  
      <h3>CustomValidator ServerValidate Example</h3>

      <asp:Label id="Message"
           Text="Enter an even number:" 
           Font-Names="Verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt" 
           runat="server"
           AssociatedControlID="Text1" />

      <br />

      <asp:TextBox id="Text1" 
           runat="server" />
    
      &nbsp;&nbsp;

      <asp:CustomValidator id="CustomValidator1"
           ControlToValidate="Text1"
           Display="Static"
           ErrorMessage="Not an even number!"
           ForeColor="green"
           Font-Names="verdana" 
           Font-Size="10pt"
           OnServerValidate="ServerValidation"
           runat="server"/>

      <br />
 
      <asp:Button id="Button1"
           Text="Validate" 
           OnClick="ValidateBtn_OnClick" 
           runat="server"/>

   </form>
  
</body>
</html>

Remarks

The ServerValidate event is raised when validation is performed on the server.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Handling and Raising Events.

The OnServerValidate method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnServerValidate(String) in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnServerValidate(String) method so that registered delegates receive the event.

Applies to

See also