Validation via data annotations

Data annotations are validation when the specific property is set. For example, when a property FirstName is set, all the data annotations on the FirstName property are validated.

Decorating properties with data annotations

Decorating properties is very simple. For example, to make a property mandatory, use the following definition (note the Required attribute):

/// <summary>
/// Gets or sets the middle name.
/// </summary>
[Required]
public string MiddleName
{
    get { return GetValue<string>(MiddleNameProperty); }
    set { SetValue(MiddleNameProperty, value); }
}

/// <summary>
/// Register the property so it is known in the class.
/// </summary>
public readonly PropertyData MiddleNameProperty = RegisterProperty("MiddleName", typeof(string), string.Empty);

For more information about data annotations, read the official MSDN documentation .


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