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BaseEdit.InvalidValue Event

Enables an appropriate response to be provided when invalid values are entered.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public event InvalidValueExceptionEventHandler InvalidValue

Event Data

The InvalidValue event's data class is InvalidValueExceptionEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
ErrorText Gets or sets the error description to be displayed in the message box/tooltip. Inherited from ExceptionEventArgs.
Exception Gets the exception that caused the event. Inherited from ExceptionEventArgs.
ExceptionMode Gets or sets the type of response to supplying invalid values. Inherited from ExceptionEventArgs.
Value Gets an invalid value that caused the exception.
WindowCaption Gets or sets the caption of the error message box. Inherited from ExceptionEventArgs.


The InvalidValue event allows the exceptions raised as the result of invalid values being assigned to editors to be handled. Generally, this takes place when an incorrect value type is used or when the editor’s validation fails. Handle this event to perform appropriate exception handling, as shown in the example below. The event parameter includes a number of properties that allow you to obtain the detailed information about the exception, specify whether to raise or suppress the exception, etc.


The following sample code prohibits values greater than 100 being entered into the spin editor. The RepositoryItem.Validating event is handled to check the entered value’s validity. The BaseEdit.InvalidValue event is handled to display an exception hint if an invalid value has been entered.


using System.ComponentModel;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls;

private void spinEdit1_Validating(object sender, CancelEventArgs e) {
   if((sender as SpinEdit).Value >= 100)
      e.Cancel = true;
private void spinEdit1_InvalidValue(object sender, InvalidValueExceptionEventArgs e) {
   e.ErrorText = "The value should be less than 100";

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