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Validation in Windows Presentation Foundation

, 19 Aug 2006
In this article, I'll walk you through using the built-in Validation classes that exist in Windows Presentation Foundation. I'll then discuss an alternative approach to validation that might suit a richer domain layer, by creating a custom WPF ErrorProvider.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Data;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;
using System.Windows.Shapes;

namespace PaulStovell.Samples.WpfValidation
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for SimpleWindow.xaml
    /// </summary>

    public partial class SimpleWindow : Window
    {

        public SimpleWindow()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            SimpleCustomer c = new SimpleCustomer();
            c.Name = "Fred";
            c.Address = "1/3 Powell Street";
            this.DataContext = c;
        }

    }
}

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Paul Stovell
Octopus Deploy
Australia Australia
My name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and develop an automated release management product, Octopus Deploy. Prior to working on Octopus I worked for an investment bank in London, and for Readify. I also work on a few open source projects. I am a Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development.
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