RegularExpressionValidator.EvaluateIsValid RegularExpressionValidator.EvaluateIsValid RegularExpressionValidator.EvaluateIsValid RegularExpressionValidator.EvaluateIsValid Method

Definition

Indicates whether the value in the input control is valid.

protected:
 override bool EvaluateIsValid();
protected override bool EvaluateIsValid ();
override this.EvaluateIsValid : unit -> bool
Protected Overrides Function EvaluateIsValid () As Boolean

Returns

true if the value in the input control is valid; otherwise, false.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to override the EvaluateIsValid method in a custom server control so that it always checks the value against the expression for a match in a RegularExpressionValidator.

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.

using System.Web;
using System.Security.Permissions;

namespace Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls
{
  [AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
  public sealed class CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid : System.Web.UI.WebControls.RegularExpressionValidator
  {
    protected override bool EvaluateIsValid()
    {
      // Get the control to validate's validation value
      string controlValue = GetControlValidationValue(this.ControlToValidate);
      
      // If the value is null or empty, then return true
      if (controlValue == null || controlValue.Trim().Length == 0) 
      {
        return true;
      }
      else
      {
        // Else try running the Regular Expression against the value 
        // and see if there is a match.
        try 
        {
          System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match regExpMatch = System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(controlValue, this.ValidationExpression);
          return(regExpMatch.Success && regExpMatch.Index == 0 && regExpMatch.Length == controlValue.Length);
        }
        catch 
        {
          return true;
        }
      }
    }
  }
}
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Security.Permissions

Namespace Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls
    <AspNetHostingPermission(SecurityAction.Demand, Level:=AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)> _
    Public NotInheritable Class CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid
        Inherits System.Web.UI.WebControls.RegularExpressionValidator

        Protected Overrides Function EvaluateIsValid() As Boolean

            ' Get the control to validate's validation value
            Dim controlValue As String = GetControlValidationValue(Me.ControlToValidate)

            ' If the value is null or empty, then return true
            If controlValue Is Nothing OrElse controlValue.Trim().Length = 0 Then
                Return True
            Else
                ' Else try running the Regular Expression against the value 
                ' and see if there is a match.
                Try
                    Dim regExpMatch As System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match = System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(controlValue, Me.ValidationExpression)
                    Return regExpMatch.Success AndAlso regExpMatch.Index = 0 AndAlso regExpMatch.Length = controlValue.Length
                Catch
                    Return True
                End Try
            End If
        End Function
    End Class
End Namespace

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid control, defined in the preceding example, on a Web Forms page.

<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.CS.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.CS" %>
<%@ 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>Custom RegularExpressionValidator - EvaluateIsValid - C# Example</title>
    <script runat="server">
      void Button1_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
        if (Page.IsValid) 
        {
          Label1.Text = "Page is valid.";
        }
        else 
        {
          Label1.Text = "Page is invalid!";
        }
      }
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom RegularExpressionValidator - EvaluateIsValid - C# Example</h3>
       <table style="background-color:#eeeeee; padding:10">
          <tr valign="top">
             <td colspan="3">
                <asp:Label ID="Label1" 
                  Text="Enter a 5 digit zip code" 
                  runat="server"/>
             </td>
          </tr>
 
          <tr>
             <td colspan="3">
                <b>Personal Information</b>
             </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
             <td align="right">
                Zip Code:
             </td>
             <td>
                <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server"/>
             </td>
             <td>
                <aspSample:CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid
                  id="Regularexpressionvalidator1" 
                  runat="server"
                  ControlToValidate="TextBox1"
                  ValidationExpression="\d{5}"
                  ErrorMessage="Zip code must be 5 numeric digits"
                  Display="Static"
                  EnableClientScript="False" />
             </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
             <td></td>
             <td>
                <asp:Button text="Button1" 
                  OnClick="Button1_Click" 
                  runat="server" ID="Button1"/>
             </td>
             <td></td>
          </tr>
       </table>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="aspSample" Namespace="Samples.AspNet.VB.Controls" Assembly="Samples.AspNet.VB" %>
<%@ 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>Custom RegularExpressionValidator - EvaluateIsValid - VB.NET Example</title>
    <script runat="server">
      Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
          If Page.IsValid Then
              Label1.Text="Page is valid."
          Else
              Label1.Text="Page is not valid!"
          End If
      End Sub
    </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
            <h3>Custom RegularExpressionValidator - EvaluateIsValid - VB.NET Example</h3>
       <table style="background-color:#eeeeee; padding:10">
          <tr valign="top">
             <td colspan="3">
                <asp:Label ID="Label1" 
                  Text="Enter a 5 digit zip code" 
                  runat="server"/>
             </td>
          </tr>
 
          <tr>
             <td colspan="3">
                <b>Personal Information</b>
             </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
             <td align="right">
                Zip Code:
             </td>
             <td>
                <asp:TextBox id="TextBox1" runat="server"/>
             </td>
             <td>
                <aspSample:CustomRegularExpressionValidatorEvaluateIsValid
                  id="Regularexpressionvalidator1" 
                  runat="server"
                  ControlToValidate="TextBox1"
                  ValidationExpression="\d{5}"
                  ErrorMessage="Zip code must be 5 numeric digits"
                  Display="Static"
                  EnableClientScript="False" />
             </td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
             <td></td>
             <td>
                <asp:Button text="Button1" 
                  OnClick="Button1_Click" 
                  runat="server" ID="Button1"/>
             </td>
             <td></td>
          </tr>
       </table>
        </form>
    </body>
</html>

Applies to

See also