Controller.TryUpdateModel<TModel> Method (TModel, String, IValueProvider)

Updates the specified model instance using values from the value provider and a prefix.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)


Protected Friend Function TryUpdateModel(Of TModel As Class) ( _
    model As TModel, _
    prefix As String, _
    valueProvider As IValueProvider _
) As Boolean
Dim model As TModel
Dim prefix As String
Dim valueProvider As IValueProvider
Dim returnValue As Boolean

returnValue = Me.TryUpdateModel(model, _
    prefix, valueProvider)
protected internal bool TryUpdateModel<TModel>(
    TModel model,
    string prefix,
    IValueProvider valueProvider
where TModel : class
protected public:
generic<typename TModel>
where TModel : ref class
bool TryUpdateModel(
    TModel model, 
    String^ prefix, 
    IValueProvider^ valueProvider
JScript does not support generic types or methods.

Type Parameters

  • TModel
    The type of the model object.


  • model
    Type: TModel
    The model instance to update.
  • prefix
    Type: System.String
    The prefix to use when looking up values in the value provider.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the update is successful; otherwise, false.


The [Overload:System.Web.Mvc.Controller.TryUpdateModel``1] method is like the [Overload:System.Web.Mvc.Controller.UpdateModel``1] method except that the [Overload:System.Web.Mvc.Controller.TryUpdateModel``1] method does not throw an InvalidOperationException exception if the updated model state is not valid.

For more information model validation, see the entry Input Validation vs. Model Validation in ASP.NET MVC on Brad Wilson's blog.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Use one of the [Overload:System.Web.Mvc.Controller.TryUpdateModel``1] methods that takes either a list of properties to include (a whitelist) or a list of properties to exclude (a blacklist). If no explicit whitelist or blacklist is passed, the [Overload:System.Web.Mvc.Controller.TryUpdateModel``1] method tries to update every public property in the model for which there is a corresponding value in the request. A malicious user could exploit this in order to update properties that you do not intend to provide access to.

See Also


Controller Class

TryUpdateModel Overload

System.Web.Mvc Namespace