ActivityValidator ActivityValidator ActivityValidator ActivityValidator Class

Definition

Warning

This API is now obsolete.

Derivative of DependencyObjectValidator that is a base class for all activity validator components.

public ref class ActivityValidator : System::Workflow::ComponentModel::Compiler::DependencyObjectValidator
[System.Obsolete("The System.Workflow.* types are deprecated.  Instead, please use the new types from System.Activities.*")]
public class ActivityValidator : System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Compiler.DependencyObjectValidator
type ActivityValidator = class
    inherit DependencyObjectValidator
Public Class ActivityValidator
Inherits DependencyObjectValidator
Inheritance
Derived
Attributes

Examples

The following example shows a complete ActivityValidator used for a custom activity. The custom activity is a ConsoleWriteLineActivity activity that has a single dependency property named Msg of type String. The validator ensures that the Msg property is set. If it is not set, the compiler displays an error when the Validate method is called on the ActivityValidator and the compilation fails.

class ConsoleWriteLineActivityValidator : ActivityValidator
{
    public override ValidationErrorCollection Validate(ValidationManager manager, object obj)
    {
        // Invoke the base class method implementation to
        // perform default validation.
        ValidationErrorCollection errors = base.Validate(manager, obj);

        // Make sure there is an activity instance.
        ConsoleWriteLineActivity crw = obj as ConsoleWriteLineActivity;
        if (crw == null)
        {
            throw new InvalidOperationException();
        }

        // If the activity has no parent then this validation
        // is occurring during the compilation of the activity
        // and not during the hosting or creation of an
        // activity instance.
        if (crw.Parent == null)
        {
            // Can skip the rest of the validation because
            // it deals with the hosting and the creation
            // of the activity.
            return errors;
        }

        // Msg is required. Add a validation error if there is no
        // Msg specified or Msg is not bound to another property.
        if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(crw.Msg) &&
            crw.GetBinding(ConsoleWriteLineActivity.MsgProperty) == null)
        {
            errors.Add(new ValidationError("Msg is required", 100, false, "Msg"));
        }

        return errors;
    }
}
Class ConsoleWriteLineActivityValidator
    Inherits ActivityValidator

    Public Overrides Function Validate( _
        ByVal manager As System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Compiler.ValidationManager, _
        ByVal obj As Object) As System.Workflow.ComponentModel.Compiler.ValidationErrorCollection

        'Invoke the base class method implementation to
        'perform default validation.
        Dim errors As ValidationErrorCollection = MyBase.Validate(manager, obj)

        'Make sure there is an activity instance.
        Dim crw As ConsoleWriteLineActivity = CType(obj, ConsoleWriteLineActivity)
        If crw Is Nothing Then
            Throw New InvalidOperationException()
        End If

        'If the activity has no parent then this validation
        'is occurring during the compilation of the activity
        'and not during the hosting or creation of an
        'activity instance.
        If crw.Parent Is Nothing Then
            'Can skip the rest of the validation because
            'it deals with the hosting and the creation
            'of the activity.
            Return errors
        End If

        'Msg is required. Add a validation error if there is no
        'Msg specified or Msg is not bound to another property.
        If String.IsNullOrEmpty(crw.Msg) And _
            crw.GetBinding(ConsoleWriteLineActivity.MsgProperty) Is Nothing Then

            errors.Add(New ValidationError("Msg is required", 100, False, "Msg"))

        End If

        Return errors
    End Function
End Class

Remarks

Note

This material discusses types and namespaces that are obsolete. For more information, see Deprecated Types in Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5.

Constructors

ActivityValidator() ActivityValidator() ActivityValidator() ActivityValidator()

Initializes a new instance of the ActivityValidator class.

Methods

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

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

(Inherited from Object)
GetFullPropertyName(ValidationManager) GetFullPropertyName(ValidationManager) GetFullPropertyName(ValidationManager) GetFullPropertyName(ValidationManager)

Helper method to extract the full property name.

(Inherited from Validator)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

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

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
Validate(ValidationManager, Object) Validate(ValidationManager, Object) Validate(ValidationManager, Object) Validate(ValidationManager, Object)

Verifies that the given activity is valid.

ValidateActivityChange(Activity, ActivityChangeAction) ValidateActivityChange(Activity, ActivityChangeAction) ValidateActivityChange(Activity, ActivityChangeAction) ValidateActivityChange(Activity, ActivityChangeAction)

When overridden in a derived class, validates a change based on a specified Activity being added or removed. This function is called during the application of changes that are made to the workflow during dynamic updates.

(Inherited from Validator)
ValidateProperties(ValidationManager, Object) ValidateProperties(ValidationManager, Object) ValidateProperties(ValidationManager, Object) ValidateProperties(ValidationManager, Object)

Helper method to automatically validate the specific objects properties.

(Inherited from Validator)
ValidateProperty(PropertyInfo, Object, Object, ValidationManager) ValidateProperty(PropertyInfo, Object, Object, ValidationManager) ValidateProperty(PropertyInfo, Object, Object, ValidationManager) ValidateProperty(PropertyInfo, Object, Object, ValidationManager)

Performs validation on a property and returns a ValidationErrorCollection that contains the results of that validation.

(Inherited from Validator)

Applies to