Error.Type Property

InfoPath Developer Reference

A read-only property that returns a string value containing the type of an Error object. Read-only

Version Information
Version Added: InfoPath 2003



expression An expression that returns a Error object.

Return Value


There are three types or errors:

  • SCHEMA_VALIDATION: Data validation failed as a result of an XML Schema–defined constraint.
  • SYSTEM_GENERATED: Data validation failed as a result of constraints defined in the form definition (.xsf) file or as a result of scripting code calling the ReportError method of the DataDOMEvent object.
  • USER_SPECIFIED: Data validation failed as a result of a custom scripting error using the Add method of the Errors collection.

Security Level 2: Can be accessed only by forms running in the same domain as the currently open form, or by forms that have been granted cross-domain permissions.


In the following example, the Type property of the Error object is used to display the type of an error in a message box:

  var objError;

objError = XDocument.Errors(0);
XDocument.UI.Alert("Error name: " + objError.Type);

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