This is second part of my article where I talk about Validation in WPF using Entlib Validation Application Block. First part of my article is located on this location : http://blog.developers.ba/post/2009/07/07/WPF-Validation-using-Validation-Application-Block-41-Part-1-e28093-Server-side/
There are many articles about client side validation in WPF. Most of these articles are similar and use implementation of IDataErrorInfo interface on Model class.
I have use some methods already described in other articles just to show you how easy it is to implement client side validation in WPF using VAB.
I have model class called Customer where I have implemented IDataErrorInfo. Code looks like this :
I have called ValidateFromAttributes method of Validation class that exists in VAB to get collection of ValidationResults. It is easy as that.
In Application.Resources of my WPF application I have defined some textbox error template and style to use when validation error is occurred. For this I have borrowed some code from other articles to save on time writing templates and styles.
And final in xaml on textboxes I have added following code where I have turn on Validation and defined witch error template to use :