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Hive Multi-Validating Self Textbox Control (Final Version)

, 2 Jul 2004
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Combines textbox, multi-validation and response labels in one control. Allows textbox to do self checking and self error response messages. Control can protect against SQL injection attacks and client script attacks with a special character set property.

Example

Introduction

This article demonstrates a control that combines textbox, multi-validation and response labels in one control. Allows textbox to do self checking and self error response messages. Control can protect against SQL injection attacks and client script attacks with a special character set property. You can also specify custom character sets for your control with the chars property. This control also includes many validation types to choose from: NONE, USERDEFINED, EMAIL, URL, ZIPCODE, PHONE, INTERNATIONALPHONE, DATE, ADVANCEDDATE, UKDATE, IPADDRESS, UKPOSTALCODE, SSN, CREDITCARD, PASSWORD, PERCENTAGE and GUID. Control can also run user defined validation types. Control also has built in range validation, bad word filter, required validator and comparison validator.

Language:

VB.NET and ASP.NET (For all you C# coders, who get paid more than VB.NET programmers!!! :P~)

Version:

1.0 - Final version.

How to use

Compile code into a .NET DLL assembly and put into your website home (bin) folder. Then add the following code to your ASP.NET webpage:

<%@ Register TagPrefix="Hive" NameSpace="Hive.Controls" Assembly="Hive"%>

Then add the textbox control in your form:

<Hive:textbox id="textbox1" runat="server" req="True"/>
Classes
Class Name Description

Hive.Controls - Namespace

Description - Complex custom textbox user control.

HiveException For handling all Hive exceptions that can occur.
Inherits ApplicationException
textbox Hive multi-validating self textbox control.
Inherits System.Web.UI.UserControl
Implements IValidator

 

Properties
Property Name Type Description
Control validation properties
IsValid Boolean Checks to see if this control is valid and returns it to the page validation.
ErrorMessage String The error message from the validator validation.
Type ValidationMode For setting the type of validation to do. (Enumeration: ValidationMode) Types of validation - NONE | USERDEFINED | EMAIL | URL | ZIPCODE | PHONE | INTERNATIONALPHONE | DATE | ADVANCEDDATE | UKDATE | IPADDRESS | UKPOSTALCODE | SSN | CREDITCARD | PASSWORD | PERCENTAGE | GUID
Compare CompareMode For setting the compare mode type of the textbox.
RangeType RangeMode For setting the range type of the properties MinimumValue and MaximumValue.
MinimumValue String For setting the start parameter for range validation.
MaximumValue String For setting the end parameter for range validation.
CustomCharsError String For setting a custom CharsetMode regular expression error message.
CustomChars String For setting a custom CharsetMode regular expression.
CustomRegExp String For setting the custom regular expression for the user-defined ValidationMode.
CustomError String For setting the custom error message for a user-defined ValidationMode.
CreditCardType String A credit card type ReadOnly property of CardType enumeration.
BadWords Boolean To test textbox text for bad words and return an error.
Chars CharsetMode For setting the type of characters allowed by the textbox. (Enumeration: CharsetMode) Types of characters - NONE | USERDEFINED | ALL | NONHTML | NOQUOTES | NODOUBLEQUOTES | ALPHA | ALPHANUMERIC | NUMERIC
Req Boolean Check to see if textbox is required field.
Max Integer For setting the textbox max character length.
Min Integer For setting the textbox min character length.
Extended Textbox Control Properties
onSelect String For setting the textbox onSelect property.
onMouseUp String For setting the textbox onMouseUp property.
onMouseOver String For setting the textbox onMouseOver property.
onMouseOut String For setting the textbox onMouseOut property.
onMouseMove String For setting the textbox onMouseMove property.
onMouseDown String For setting the textbox onMouseDown property.
onKeyUp String For setting the textbox onKeyUp property.
onKeyPress String For setting the textbox onKeyPress property.
onKeyDown String For setting the textbox onKeyDown property.
onFocus String For setting the textbox onFocus property.
onDblClick String For setting the textbox onDblClick property.
onClick String For setting the textbox onClick property.
onChange String For setting the textbox onChange property.
onBlur String For setting the textbox onBlur property.
Control Style Properties
Style1 String For setting the textbox CSS style.
Style2 String For setting the error label CSS style.
Style3 String For setting the display label CSS style.
Style4 String For setting the CSS style of the required symbol asterisk.
Table Boolean Boolean property for creating tables around textbox and labels.
ReqSymbol Boolean Adds an asterisk to the end of the textbox.
Label String For setting the label message of the textbox control.
Control Standard Properties
Width Integer For setting the textbox width.
Height Integer For setting the textbox height.
ID String For setting the textbox ID.
ID2 String For setting the compare textbox ID.
ReadOnly Boolean For setting the textbox ReadOnly property.
Text String For setting the text value of the textbox control.
Value String The value of the textbox control.
TextMode TextBoxMode For setting the text mode of the textbox. (Enumeration: TextBoxMode) Types of modes - SINGLELINE | MULTILINE | PASSWORD.
ProperName String For setting a proper name for the textbox control.
ProperName2 String For setting the proper name of the compare control.

 

Enumerations
Enum const Description

CharsetMode - Enumeration

Description - An enumeration of different types of allowed character sets.

NONE Allows no characters to be used.
USERDEFINED Allows developer to specify characters to be used.
ALL Allows all characters to be used.
NONHTML Allows all non HTML characters to be used.
NOQUOTES Allows all characters except quotes to be used.
NODOUBLEQUOTES Allows all characters except double quotes to be used.
ALPHA Allows all alpha characters to be used only.
ALPHANUMERIC Allows all alpha-numeric characters to be used only.
NUMERIC Allows all numeric characters to be used only.

ValidationMode - Enumeration

Description - An enumeration of different types of validations.

NONE Allows no validation type.
USERDEFINED Allows developer to specify own validation regular expression type.
EMAIL Allows email validation type.
URL Allows URL validation type.
ZIPCODE Allows zip code validation type.
PHONE Allows phone number validation type.
INTERNATIONALPHONE Allows international phone number validation type.
DATE Allows date validation type.
ADVANCEDDATE Allows advanced date validation type.
UKDATE Allows UK date validation type.
IPADDRESS Allows IP address validation type.
UKPOSTALCODE Allows UK postal code validation type.
SSN Allows social security number validation type.
CREDITCARD Allows credit card validation type.
PASSWORD Allows password validation type.
PERCENTAGE Allows percentage validation type.
GUID Allows GUID validation type.

CompareMode - Enumeration

Description - An enumeration of different types of compare modes.

NONE No compare mode used.
EQUAL Compare mode set to equal.
CASEEQUAL Compare mode set to case equal.
NOTEQUAL Compare mode set to not equal.

CardType - Enumeration

Description - An enumeration of different types of credit cards.

NONE No credit card type specified.
MASTERCARD MasterCard card type.
VISA Visa card type.
AMEX American Express card type.
DISCOVER Discover card type.
DINERSCLUB Diners Club card type.
ENROUTE EnRoute card type.
JCB JCB card type.

RangeMode - Enumeration

Description - An enumeration of types for setting range properties to that type.

NONE Sets the range mode to nothing.
CURRENCY Sets the range mode type to currency.
DATE Sets the range mode type to Date.
DOUBLE Sets the range mode type to Double.
INTEGER Sets the range mode type to Integer.
STRING Sets the range mode type to String.

Conclusion

Well, I am finally finished with my hive textbox control. It seemed like it was going to take an eternity to finish, well at least the document.

License:

Free to use and modify as long as header stays in place. Users must also send an email to the author's email address stating where they are using the code. If any modifications are made to this assembly, users must email changes to author's email address.

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