.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+
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How to: Validate an Object

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This example demonstrates how to prevent the Name property from being set to an empty string. If this property is set to an empty string, XPO throws a RequiredPropertyValueMissing exception.

public class RequiredPropertyValueMissing: Exception {
    public RequiredPropertyValueMissing(XPObject theObject, string propertyName):
        base(String.Format("The {0} property of the {1} object with id {2} must have a value", 
          propertyName, theObject.GetType().Name, theObject.Oid)) {

public class Company : Person {
public string Name {
    get { return fName; }
    set { SetPropertyValue(nameof(Name), ref fName, value); }
string fName = "";

    protected override void OnSaving() {
        if (Name == "")
          throw new RequiredPropertyValueMissing(this, nameof(Name));
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