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IDXDataErrorInfo Interface

Provides methods to return error information for a business object's properties.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider
Assembly:DevExpress.Data.v19.1.dll

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A business object can implement the IDXDataErrorInfo interface to indicate if any property contains an invalid value, and as a result provide error information for these properties. Errors supplied via this interface are handled by a DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider component. To track errors, the DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider must be bound to the business object, or to a collection of business objects via the DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider.DataSource property.

If a business object's properties are edited in Developer Express editors (for example, a DevExpress.XtraEditors.TextEdit, DevExpress.XtraEditors.SpinEdit, etc) and errors are set via the IDXDataErrorInfo interface, the DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider will track the errors and indicate them by displaying error icons within the editors. Hovering over the error icons displays the supplied error text.

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The following example demonstrates how to implement error notifications for a custom business object at the data source level, using the IDXDataErrorInfo interface. Error information will be handled by the DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider component, which will indicate any error to an end-user.

In this example, the business object is represented by a custom MyRecord class. It contains two properties (FirstName and LastName) that cannot be empty. This class' records are stored in a System.Windows.Forms.BindingSource component and edited using text editors (the FirstName and LastName properties are edited in a textEdit1 and textEdit2 controls respectively).

The requirement is to visually indicate errors within the editors, if the record's FirstName or LastName property contain an empty string. In this example, the error information is provided on the data source level. The MyRecord class implements the IDXDataErrorInfo interface and returns the error information via the GetPropertyError method. To display the supplied errors within the editors, a DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider component needs to be added to the form. It indicates errors as error icons, which can be hovered over to display error text.

To automatically track errors supplied by a data source, the DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider component must be bound to this data source via the DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider.DataSource property. In this example, the DevExpress.XtraEditors.DXErrorProvider.DXErrorProvider.DataSource property is set to the BindingSource.

The following image illustrates the resulting form after it has been opened at runtime. The editors contain empty strings, and as a result error icons are displayed within the editors:

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