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ValidationEventArgs.SetError(Object, ErrorType) Method

Marks the processed input value as invalid and displays an error within the editor with the specified error icon type.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Editors

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Core


public void SetError(
    object errorContent,
    ErrorType errorType


Name Type Description
errorContent Object

An object that specifies the error content.

errorType ErrorType

One of the ErrorType enumeration values.


The SetError method automatically sets the ValidationEventArgs.IsValid property to false. If the errorContent parameter is set to an empty string or null, the ValidationEventArgs.IsValid property is set to true and the error isn’t displayed.

using System;
using DevExpress.Xpf.Editors;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider;
private void textEdit_Validate(object sender, ValidationEventArgs e) {
    if(Convert.ToDouble(e.Value) <= 0)
        e.SetError("Negative values are not allowed. Please correct.", ErrorType.Critical);

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