ErrorProvider ErrorProvider ErrorProvider ErrorProvider Class

Definition

Provides a user interface for indicating that a control on a form has an error associated with it.

public ref class ErrorProvider : System::ComponentModel::Component, System::ComponentModel::IExtenderProvider, System::ComponentModel::ISupportInitialize
[System.ComponentModel.ComplexBindingProperties("DataSource", "DataMember")]
public class ErrorProvider : System.ComponentModel.Component, System.ComponentModel.IExtenderProvider, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize
type ErrorProvider = class
    inherit Component
    interface IExtenderProvider
    interface ISupportInitialize
Public Class ErrorProvider
Inherits Component
Implements IExtenderProvider, ISupportInitialize
Inheritance
Attributes
Implements

Examples

The following code example demonstrates using the ErrorProvider class to notify the user of a data entry error. The example creates a Form that contains a TextBox control, a NumericUpDown control, and a ComboBox control, each validating its content, and an ErrorProvider for each control. The example sets error icon options using the BlinkRate and BlinkStyle properties and the SetIconAlignment and SetIconPadding methods. The SetError method is called with or without appropriate error text during a control’s Validated event, depending upon the content in the control.

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
public ref class Form1: public System::Windows::Forms::Form
{
private:
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label1;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label2;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label4;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label5;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label6;
   System::Windows::Forms::Label ^ label3;
   System::Windows::Forms::TextBox^ nameTextBox1;
   System::Windows::Forms::NumericUpDown^ ageUpDownPicker;
   System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox^ favoriteColorComboBox;
   System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider^ ageErrorProvider;
   System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider^ nameErrorProvider;
   System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider^ favoriteColorErrorProvider;

public:
   Form1()
   {
      this->nameTextBox1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::TextBox;
      this->label1 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label2 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->ageUpDownPicker = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::NumericUpDown;
      this->favoriteColorComboBox = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ComboBox;
      this->label3 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label4 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label5 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      this->label6 = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::Label;
      
      // Name Label
      this->label1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 56, 32 );
      this->label1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 40, 23 );
      this->label1->Text = "Name:";
      
      // Age Label
      this->label2->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 40, 64 );
      this->label2->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 56, 23 );
      this->label2->Text = "Age (3-5)";
      
      // Favorite Color Label
      this->label3->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 24, 96 );
      this->label3->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 80, 24 );
      this->label3->Text = "Favorite color";
      
      // ErrorBlinkStyle::AlwaysBlink Label
      this->label4->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 264, 32 );
      this->label4->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 160, 23 );
      this->label4->Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle::AlwaysBlink";
      
      // ErrorBlinkStyle::BlinkIfDifferentError Label
      this->label5->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 264, 64 );
      this->label5->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 200, 23 );
      this->label5->Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle::BlinkIfDifferentError";
      
      // ErrorBlinkStyle::NeverBlink Label
      this->label6->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 264, 96 );
      this->label6->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 200, 23 );
      this->label6->Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle::NeverBlink";
      
      // Name TextBox
      this->nameTextBox1->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 112, 32 );
      this->nameTextBox1->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 120, 20 );
      this->nameTextBox1->TabIndex = 0;
      this->nameTextBox1->Validated += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::nameTextBox1_Validated );
      
      // Age NumericUpDown
      this->ageUpDownPicker->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 112, 64 );
      array<int>^temp0 = {150,0,0,0};
      this->ageUpDownPicker->Maximum = System::Decimal( temp0 );
      this->ageUpDownPicker->TabIndex = 4;
      this->ageUpDownPicker->Validated += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::ageUpDownPicker_Validated );
      
      // Favorite Color ComboBox
      array<Object^>^temp1 = {"None","Red","Yellow","Green","Blue","Purple"};
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Items->AddRange( temp1 );
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Location = System::Drawing::Point( 112, 96 );
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Size = System::Drawing::Size( 120, 21 );
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->TabIndex = 5;
      this->favoriteColorComboBox->Validated += gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::favoriteColorComboBox_Validated );
      
      // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
      this->ClientSize = System::Drawing::Size( 464, 150 );
      array<System::Windows::Forms::Control^>^temp2 = {this->label6,this->label5,this->label4,this->label3,this->favoriteColorComboBox,this->ageUpDownPicker,this->label2,this->label1,this->nameTextBox1};
      this->Controls->AddRange( temp2 );
      this->Text = "Error Provider Example";
      
      // Create and set the ErrorProvider for each data entry control.
      nameErrorProvider = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider;
      nameErrorProvider->SetIconAlignment( this->nameTextBox1, ErrorIconAlignment::MiddleRight );
      nameErrorProvider->SetIconPadding( this->nameTextBox1, 2 );
      nameErrorProvider->BlinkRate = 1000;
      nameErrorProvider->BlinkStyle = System::Windows::Forms::ErrorBlinkStyle::AlwaysBlink;
      ageErrorProvider = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider;
      ageErrorProvider->SetIconAlignment( this->ageUpDownPicker, ErrorIconAlignment::MiddleRight );
      ageErrorProvider->SetIconPadding( this->ageUpDownPicker, 2 );
      ageErrorProvider->BlinkStyle = System::Windows::Forms::ErrorBlinkStyle::BlinkIfDifferentError;
      favoriteColorErrorProvider = gcnew System::Windows::Forms::ErrorProvider;
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetIconAlignment( this->favoriteColorComboBox, ErrorIconAlignment::MiddleRight );
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetIconPadding( this->favoriteColorComboBox, 2 );
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->BlinkRate = 1000;
      favoriteColorErrorProvider->BlinkStyle = System::Windows::Forms::ErrorBlinkStyle::NeverBlink;
   }


private:

   void nameTextBox1_Validated( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      if ( IsNameValid() )
      {
         
         // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
         nameErrorProvider->SetError( this->nameTextBox1, String.Empty );
      }
      else
      {
         
         // Set the error if the name is not valid.
         nameErrorProvider->SetError( this->nameTextBox1, "Name is required." );
      }
   }

   void ageUpDownPicker_Validated( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      if ( IsAgeTooYoung() )
      {
         
         // Set the error if the age is too young.
         ageErrorProvider->SetError( this->ageUpDownPicker, "Age not old enough" );
      }
      else
      if ( IsAgeTooOld() )
      {
         
         // Set the error if the age is too old.
         ageErrorProvider->SetError( this->ageUpDownPicker, "Age is too old" );
      }
      else
      {
         
         // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
         ageErrorProvider->SetError( this->ageUpDownPicker, String.Empty );
      }
   }

   void favoriteColorComboBox_Validated( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      if (  !IsColorValid() )
      {
         
         // Set the error if the favorite color is not valid.
         favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetError( this->favoriteColorComboBox, "Must select a color." );
      }
      else
      {
         
         // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
         favoriteColorErrorProvider->SetError( this->favoriteColorComboBox, String.Empty );
      }
   }


   // Functions to verify data.
   bool IsNameValid()
   {
      
      // Determine whether the text box contains a zero-length String*.
      return (nameTextBox1->Text->Length > 0);
   }

   bool IsAgeTooYoung()
   {
      
      // Determine whether the age value is less than three.
      return (ageUpDownPicker->Value < 3);
   }

   bool IsAgeTooOld()
   {
      
      // Determine whether the age value is greater than five.
      return (ageUpDownPicker->Value > 5);
   }

   bool IsColorValid()
   {
      
      // Determine whether the favorite color has a valid value.
      return ((favoriteColorComboBox->SelectedItem != 0) && ( !favoriteColorComboBox->SelectedItem->Equals( "None" )));
   }

};


[STAThread]
int main()
{
   Application::Run( gcnew Form1 );
}

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace ErrorProvider
{
    public class Form1 : System.Windows.Forms.Form
    {
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label4;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label5;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label6;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Label label3;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox nameTextBox1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown ageUpDownPicker;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox favoriteColorComboBox;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider ageErrorProvider;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider nameErrorProvider;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider favoriteColorErrorProvider;

        [STAThread]
        static void Main() 
        {
            Application.Run(new Form1());
        }

        public Form1()
        {
            this.nameTextBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
            this.label1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.label2 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.ageUpDownPicker = new System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown();
            this.favoriteColorComboBox = new System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox();
            this.label3 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.label4 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.label5 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();
            this.label6 = new System.Windows.Forms.Label();

            // Name Label
            this.label1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(56, 32);
            this.label1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(40, 23);
            this.label1.Text = "Name:";

            // Age Label
            this.label2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(40, 64);
            this.label2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(56, 23);
            this.label2.Text = "Age (3-5)";           

            // Favorite Color Label
            this.label3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(24, 96);
            this.label3.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(80, 24);
            this.label3.Text = "Favorite color";

            // ErrorBlinkStyle.AlwaysBlink Label
            this.label4.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(264, 32);
            this.label4.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(160, 23);
            this.label4.Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle.AlwaysBlink";

            // ErrorBlinkStyle.BlinkIfDifferentError Label
            this.label5.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(264, 64);
            this.label5.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(200, 23);
            this.label5.Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle.BlinkIfDifferentError";

            // ErrorBlinkStyle.NeverBlink Label
            this.label6.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(264, 96);
            this.label6.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(200, 23);
            this.label6.Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle.NeverBlink";

            // Name TextBox
            this.nameTextBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(112, 32);
            this.nameTextBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(120, 20);
            this.nameTextBox1.TabIndex = 0;
            this.nameTextBox1.Validated += new System.EventHandler(this.nameTextBox1_Validated);

            // Age NumericUpDown
            this.ageUpDownPicker.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(112, 64);
            this.ageUpDownPicker.Maximum = new System.Decimal(new int[] {150,0,0,0});
            this.ageUpDownPicker.TabIndex = 4;
            this.ageUpDownPicker.Validated += new System.EventHandler(this.ageUpDownPicker_Validated);

            // Favorite Color ComboBox
            this.favoriteColorComboBox.Items.AddRange(new object[] {"None","Red","Yellow",
                                                                    "Green","Blue","Purple"});
            this.favoriteColorComboBox.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(112, 96);
            this.favoriteColorComboBox.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(120, 21);
            this.favoriteColorComboBox.TabIndex = 5;
            this.favoriteColorComboBox.Validated += new System.EventHandler(this.favoriteColorComboBox_Validated);

            // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(464, 150);
            this.Controls.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.Control[] {
                                        this.label6,this.label5,this.label4,this.label3,
                                        this.favoriteColorComboBox,this.ageUpDownPicker,
                                        this.label2,this.label1,this.nameTextBox1});
            this.Text = "Error Provider Example";

            // Create and set the ErrorProvider for each data entry control.

            nameErrorProvider = new  System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider();
            nameErrorProvider.SetIconAlignment (this.nameTextBox1, ErrorIconAlignment.MiddleRight);
            nameErrorProvider.SetIconPadding (this.nameTextBox1, 2);
            nameErrorProvider.BlinkRate = 1000;
            nameErrorProvider.BlinkStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ErrorBlinkStyle.AlwaysBlink;

            ageErrorProvider = new  System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider();
            ageErrorProvider.SetIconAlignment (this.ageUpDownPicker, ErrorIconAlignment.MiddleRight);
            ageErrorProvider.SetIconPadding (this.ageUpDownPicker, 2);
            ageErrorProvider.BlinkStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ErrorBlinkStyle.BlinkIfDifferentError;

            favoriteColorErrorProvider = new  System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider();
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetIconAlignment (this.favoriteColorComboBox, ErrorIconAlignment.MiddleRight);
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetIconPadding (this.favoriteColorComboBox, 2);
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.BlinkRate = 1000;
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.BlinkStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ErrorBlinkStyle.NeverBlink;
        }
    
        private void nameTextBox1_Validated(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            if(IsNameValid())
            {
                // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
                nameErrorProvider.SetError(this.nameTextBox1, String.Empty);
            }
            else
            {
                // Set the error if the name is not valid.
                nameErrorProvider.SetError(this.nameTextBox1, "Name is required.");
            }
        }

        private void ageUpDownPicker_Validated(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        {
            if (IsAgeTooYoung())
            {
                // Set the error if the age is too young.
                ageErrorProvider.SetError(this.ageUpDownPicker, "Age not old enough");
            }
            else if (IsAgeTooOld())
            {
                // Set the error if the age is too old.
                ageErrorProvider.SetError(this.ageUpDownPicker, "Age is too old");
            }
            else 
            {
                // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
                ageErrorProvider.SetError(this.ageUpDownPicker, String.Empty);
            }
        }

        private void favoriteColorComboBox_Validated(object sender, System.EventArgs e) 
        {
            if (!IsColorValid())
            {
                // Set the error if the favorite color is not valid.
                favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetError(this.favoriteColorComboBox, "Must select a color.");
            }
            else
            {
                // Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
                favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetError(this.favoriteColorComboBox, String.Empty);
            }
        }

        // Functions to verify data.
        private bool IsNameValid() 
        {
            // Determine whether the text box contains a zero-length string.
            return (nameTextBox1.Text.Length > 0);
        }

        private bool IsAgeTooYoung() 
        {
            // Determine whether the age value is less than three.
            return (ageUpDownPicker.Value < 3);
        }

        private bool IsAgeTooOld() 
        {
            // Determine whether the age value is greater than five.
            return (ageUpDownPicker.Value > 5 );
        }

        private bool IsColorValid() 
        {
            // Determine whether the favorite color has a valid value.
            return ((favoriteColorComboBox.SelectedItem != null) &&
                (!favoriteColorComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString().Equals("None")));
        }
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Namespace ErrorProvider

    Public NotInheritable Class Form1
        Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form
    
        Private label1 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Private label2 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Private label3 As System.Windows.Forms.Label      
        Private label4 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Private label5 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Private label6 As System.Windows.Forms.Label
        Friend WithEvents favoriteColorComboBox As System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox 
        Friend WithEvents nameTextBox1 As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox 
        Friend WithEvents ageUpDownPicker As System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown      
        Private ageErrorProvider As System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider 
        Private nameErrorProvider As System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider 
        Private favoriteColorErrorProvider As System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider
        
        <System.STAThread()>  _
        Public Shared Sub Main()
            System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(New Form1())
        End Sub 'Main

        Public Sub New()
            
            Me.nameTextBox1 = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox()
            Me.label1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
            Me.label2 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
            Me.ageUpDownPicker = New System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown()
            Me.favoriteColorComboBox = New System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox()
            Me.label3 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
            Me.label4 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
            Me.label5 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()
            Me.label6 = New System.Windows.Forms.Label()

            ' Name Label
            Me.label1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(56, 32)
            Me.label1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(40, 23)
            Me.label1.Text = "Name:"

            ' Age Label
            Me.label2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(40, 64)
            Me.label2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(56, 23)
            Me.label2.Text = "Age (3-5)"

            ' Favorite Color Label
            Me.label3.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(24, 96)
            Me.label3.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(80, 24)
            Me.label3.Text = "Favorite color"

            ' ErrorBlinkStyle.AlwaysBlink Label
            Me.label4.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(264, 32)
            Me.label4.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(160, 23)
            Me.label4.Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle.AlwaysBlink"

            ' ErrorBlinkStyle.BlinkIfDifferentError Label
            Me.label5.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(264, 64)
            Me.label5.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(200, 23)
            Me.label5.Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle.BlinkIfDifferentError"

            ' ErrorBlinkStyle.NeverBlink Label
            Me.label6.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(264, 96)
            Me.label6.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(200, 23)
            Me.label6.Text = "ErrorBlinkStyle.NeverBlink"

            ' Name TextBox
            Me.nameTextBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(112, 32)
            Me.nameTextBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(120, 20)
            Me.nameTextBox1.TabIndex = 0

            ' Age NumericUpDown
            Me.ageUpDownPicker.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(112, 64)
            Me.ageUpDownPicker.Maximum = New System.Decimal(New Integer() {150, 0, 0, 0})
            Me.ageUpDownPicker.TabIndex = 4

            ' Favorite Color ComboBox
            Me.favoriteColorComboBox.Items.AddRange(New Object() {"None", "Red", "Yellow", _
                                                                                    "Green", "Blue", "Purple"})
            Me.favoriteColorComboBox.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(112, 96)
            Me.favoriteColorComboBox.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(120, 21)
            Me.favoriteColorComboBox.TabIndex = 5

            ' Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
            Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(464, 150)
            Me.Controls.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.Control() {Me.label6, Me.label5, Me.label4, _
                                          Me.label3, Me.favoriteColorComboBox, Me.ageUpDownPicker, Me.label2, _
                                          Me.label1, Me.nameTextBox1})

            Me.Text = "Error Provider Example"

            ' Create and set the ErrorProvider for each data entry control.
     
            nameErrorProvider = New System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider()
            nameErrorProvider.SetIconAlignment(Me.nameTextBox1, ErrorIconAlignment.MiddleRight)
            nameErrorProvider.SetIconPadding(Me.nameTextBox1, 2)
            nameErrorProvider.BlinkRate = 1000
            nameErrorProvider.BlinkStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ErrorBlinkStyle.AlwaysBlink
            
            ageErrorProvider = New System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider()
            ageErrorProvider.SetIconAlignment(Me.ageUpDownPicker, ErrorIconAlignment.MiddleRight)
            ageErrorProvider.SetIconPadding(Me.ageUpDownPicker, 2)
            ageErrorProvider.BlinkStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ErrorBlinkStyle.BlinkIfDifferentError
            
            favoriteColorErrorProvider = New System.Windows.Forms.ErrorProvider()
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetIconAlignment(Me.favoriteColorComboBox, ErrorIconAlignment.MiddleRight)
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetIconPadding(Me.favoriteColorComboBox, 2)
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.BlinkRate = 1000
            favoriteColorErrorProvider.BlinkStyle = System.Windows.Forms.ErrorBlinkStyle.NeverBlink
        End Sub 'New
 
        Private Sub nameTextBox1_Validated(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles nameTextBox1.Validated
            If IsNameValid() Then
                ' Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
                nameErrorProvider.SetError(Me.nameTextBox1, String.Empty)
            Else
                ' Set the error if the name is not valid.
                nameErrorProvider.SetError(Me.nameTextBox1, "Name is required.")
            End If 
        End Sub 
              
        Private Sub ageUpDownPicker_Validated(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles ageUpDownPicker.Validated
            If IsAgeTooYoung() Then
                ' Set the error if the age is too young.
                ageErrorProvider.SetError(Me.ageUpDownPicker, "Age not old enough")
            ElseIf IsAgeTooOld() Then
                ' Set the error if the age is too old.
                ageErrorProvider.SetError(Me.ageUpDownPicker, "Age is too old")
            Else
                ' Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
                ageErrorProvider.SetError(Me.ageUpDownPicker, String.Empty)
            End If
        End Sub
         
        Private Sub favoriteColorComboBox_Validated(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles favoriteColorComboBox.Validated
            If Not IsColorValid() Then
                ' Set the error if the favorite color is not valid.
                favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetError(Me.favoriteColorComboBox, "Must select a color.")            
            Else
                ' Clear the error, if any, in the error provider.
                favoriteColorErrorProvider.SetError(Me.favoriteColorComboBox, String.Empty)
            End If
        End Sub 

        ' Functions to verify data.
        Private Function IsNameValid() As Boolean
            ' Determine whether the text box contains a zero-length string.
            Return nameTextBox1.Text.Length > 0
        End Function 

        Private Function IsAgeTooYoung() As Boolean
            ' Determine whether the age value is less than three.
            Return ageUpDownPicker.Value < 3
        End Function 
        
        
        Private Function IsAgeTooOld() As Boolean
            ' Determine whether the age value is greater than five.
            Return ageUpDownPicker.Value > 5
        End Function 
                
        Private Function IsColorValid() As Boolean
            ' Determine whether the favorite color has a valid value.
            If (favoriteColorComboBox.SelectedItem IsNot Nothing) Then
                    If Not(favoriteColorComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString().Equals("None")) Then
                        Return true 
                    End If
            End If
            Return false
        End Function 

    End Class 'Form1
End Namespace 'ErrorProvider 

The following code example shows how to use the ErrorProvider with a DataSource and DataMember to indicate a data error to the user.

private:
   void InitializeComponent()
   {
      
      // Standard control setup.
      //....
      // You set the DataSource to a data set, and the DataMember to a table.
      errorProvider1->DataSource = dataSet1;
      errorProvider1->DataMember = dataTable1->TableName;
      errorProvider1->ContainerControl = this;
      errorProvider1->BlinkRate = 200;
      
      //...
      // Since the ErrorProvider control does not have a visible component,
      // it does not need to be added to the form. 
   }


private:
   void buttonSave_Click( Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   {
      
      // Checks for a bad post code.
      DataTable^ CustomersTable;
      CustomersTable = dataSet1->Tables[ "Customers" ];
      System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = (CustomersTable->Rows)->GetEnumerator();
      while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      {
         DataRow^ row = safe_cast<DataRow^>(myEnum->Current);
         if ( Convert::ToBoolean( row[ "PostalCodeIsNull" ] ) )
         {
            row->RowError = "The Customer details contain errors";
            row->SetColumnError( "PostalCode", "Postal Code required" );
         }
      }
   }
private void InitializeComponent()
 {
     // Standard control setup.
     //....
     // You set the DataSource to a data set, and the DataMember to a table.
     errorProvider1.DataSource = dataSet1 ;
     errorProvider1.DataMember = dataTable1.TableName ;
     errorProvider1.ContainerControl = this ;
     errorProvider1.BlinkRate = 200 ;
     //...
     // Since the ErrorProvider control does not have a visible component,
     // it does not need to be added to the form. 
 }
 
 private void buttonSave_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
 {
     // Checks for a bad post code.
     DataTable CustomersTable;
     CustomersTable = dataSet1.Tables["Customers"];
     foreach (DataRow row in (CustomersTable.Rows)) 
	 {
         if (Convert.ToBoolean(row["PostalCodeIsNull"])) 
         {
             row.RowError="The Customer details contain errors";
             row.SetColumnError("PostalCode", "Postal Code required");
         } 
     } 
 }

Private Sub InitializeComponent()
    ' Standard control setup.
    '....                  
    ' You set the DataSource to a data set, and the DataMember to a table.
    errorProvider1.DataSource = dataSet1
    errorProvider1.DataMember = dataTable1.TableName
    errorProvider1.ContainerControl = Me
    errorProvider1.BlinkRate = 200
End Sub 'InitializeComponent
 '...
' Since the ErrorProvider control does not have a visible component,
' it does not need to be added to the form. 

Private Sub buttonSave_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
    ' Checks for a bad post code.
    Dim CustomersTable As DataTable
    CustomersTable = dataSet1.Tables("Customers")
    Dim row As DataRow
    For Each row In CustomersTable.Rows
        If Convert.ToBoolean(row("PostalCodeIsNull")) Then
            row.RowError = "The Customer details contain errors"
            row.SetColumnError("PostalCode", "Postal Code required")
        End If
    Next row
End Sub 'buttonSave_Click

Remarks

ErrorProvider presents a simple mechanism for indicating to the end user that a control on a form has an error associated with it. If an error description string is specified for the control, an icon appears next to the control. The icon flashes in the manner specified by BlinkStyle, at the rate specified by BlinkRate. When the mouse hovers over the icon, a ToolTip appears showing the error description string.

Typically, you use ErrorProvider in association with data-bound controls. When using ErrorProvider with data-bound controls, you must specify the ContainerControl, either in the constructor or by setting the ContainerControl property.

Note

The ErrorProvider component does not provide built-in support for accessibility clients. To make your application accessible when using this component, you must provide an additional, accessible feedback mechanism.

Constructors

ErrorProvider() ErrorProvider() ErrorProvider() ErrorProvider()

Initializes a new instance of the ErrorProvider class and initializes the default settings for BlinkRate, BlinkStyle, and the Icon.

ErrorProvider(ContainerControl) ErrorProvider(ContainerControl) ErrorProvider(ContainerControl) ErrorProvider(ContainerControl)

Initializes a new instance of the ErrorProvider class attached to a container.

ErrorProvider(IContainer) ErrorProvider(IContainer) ErrorProvider(IContainer) ErrorProvider(IContainer)

Initializes a new instance of the ErrorProvider class attached to an IContainer implementation.

Properties

BlinkRate BlinkRate BlinkRate BlinkRate

Gets or sets the rate at which the error icon flashes.

BlinkStyle BlinkStyle BlinkStyle BlinkStyle

Gets or sets a value indicating when the error icon flashes.

CanRaiseEvents CanRaiseEvents CanRaiseEvents CanRaiseEvents

Gets a value indicating whether the component can raise an event.

(Inherited from Component)
Container Container Container Container

Gets the IContainer that contains the Component.

(Inherited from Component)
ContainerControl ContainerControl ContainerControl ContainerControl

Gets or sets a value indicating the parent control for this ErrorProvider.

DataMember DataMember DataMember DataMember

Gets or sets the list within a data source to monitor.

DataSource DataSource DataSource DataSource

Gets or sets the data source that the ErrorProvider monitors.

DesignMode DesignMode DesignMode DesignMode

Gets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode.

(Inherited from Component)
Events Events Events Events

Gets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component.

(Inherited from Component)
Icon Icon Icon Icon

Gets or sets the Icon that is displayed next to a control when an error description string has been set for the control.

RightToLeft RightToLeft RightToLeft RightToLeft

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the component is used in a locale that supports right-to-left fonts.

Site Site Site Site

Gets or sets the ISite of the Component.

Tag Tag Tag Tag

Gets or sets an object that contains data about the component.

Methods

BindToDataAndErrors(Object, String) BindToDataAndErrors(Object, String) BindToDataAndErrors(Object, String) BindToDataAndErrors(Object, String)

Provides a method to set both the DataSource and DataMember at run time.

CanExtend(Object) CanExtend(Object) CanExtend(Object) CanExtend(Object)

Gets a value indicating whether a control can be extended.

Clear() Clear() Clear() Clear()

Clears all settings associated with this component.

CreateObjRef(Type) CreateObjRef(Type) CreateObjRef(Type) CreateObjRef(Type)

Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object.

(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject)
Dispose() Dispose() Dispose() Dispose()

Releases all resources used by the Component.

(Inherited from Component)
Dispose(Boolean) Dispose(Boolean) Dispose(Boolean) Dispose(Boolean)

Releases the unmanaged resources used by the Component and optionally releases the managed resources.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetError(Control) GetError(Control) GetError(Control) GetError(Control)

Returns the current error description string for the specified control.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetIconAlignment(Control) GetIconAlignment(Control) GetIconAlignment(Control) GetIconAlignment(Control)

Gets a value indicating where the error icon should be placed in relation to the control.

GetIconPadding(Control) GetIconPadding(Control) GetIconPadding(Control) GetIconPadding(Control)

Returns the amount of extra space to leave next to the error icon.

GetLifetimeService() GetLifetimeService() GetLifetimeService() GetLifetimeService()

Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance.

(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject)
GetService(Type) GetService(Type) GetService(Type) GetService(Type)

Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container.

(Inherited from Component)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
InitializeLifetimeService() InitializeLifetimeService() InitializeLifetimeService() InitializeLifetimeService()

Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance.

(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone(Boolean) MemberwiseClone(Boolean) MemberwiseClone(Boolean) MemberwiseClone(Boolean)

Creates a shallow copy of the current MarshalByRefObject object.

(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject)
OnRightToLeftChanged(EventArgs) OnRightToLeftChanged(EventArgs) OnRightToLeftChanged(EventArgs) OnRightToLeftChanged(EventArgs)

Raises the RightToLeftChanged event.

SetError(Control, String) SetError(Control, String) SetError(Control, String) SetError(Control, String)

Sets the error description string for the specified control.

SetIconAlignment(Control, ErrorIconAlignment) SetIconAlignment(Control, ErrorIconAlignment) SetIconAlignment(Control, ErrorIconAlignment) SetIconAlignment(Control, ErrorIconAlignment)

Sets the location where the error icon should be placed in relation to the control.

SetIconPadding(Control, Int32) SetIconPadding(Control, Int32) SetIconPadding(Control, Int32) SetIconPadding(Control, Int32)

Sets the amount of extra space to leave between the specified control and the error icon.

ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a String containing the name of the Component, if any. This method should not be overridden.

(Inherited from Component)
UpdateBinding() UpdateBinding() UpdateBinding() UpdateBinding()

Provides a method to update the bindings of the DataSource, DataMember, and the error text.

Events

Disposed Disposed Disposed Disposed

Occurs when the component is disposed by a call to the Dispose() method.

(Inherited from Component)
RightToLeftChanged RightToLeftChanged RightToLeftChanged RightToLeftChanged

Occurs when the RightToLeft property changes value.

Explicit Interface Implementations

ISupportInitialize.BeginInit() ISupportInitialize.BeginInit() ISupportInitialize.BeginInit() ISupportInitialize.BeginInit()

Signals the object that initialization is starting.

ISupportInitialize.EndInit() ISupportInitialize.EndInit() ISupportInitialize.EndInit() ISupportInitialize.EndInit()

Signals the object that initialization is complete.

Applies to