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Hello EE Community

Does anyone know how to redirect a site visitor to another page if the System.Web.HttpRequestValidationException detects an invalid form entry.

I have tried the following but recieve an error:
void Page_Init()
{
if(System.Web.HttpRequestValidationException == true)
Response.Redirect("index.aspx");
  }

Compiler Error Message: CS0118: 'System.Web.HttpRequestValidationException' denotes a 'class' where a 'variable' was expected

Source Error:

 

Line 44: void Page_Init()
Line 45: {
Line 46: if(System.Web.HttpRequestValidationException == true)
Line 47: Response.Redirect("index.aspx");
Line 48:   }
 

Source File: C:\*** Line: 46

Thank you in advance
Caz
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by:tovvenki
ID: 11750202
HI,
use the try ..catch block like

try
{
//your code here
}catch(System.Web.HttpRequestValidationException ex)
{
     Response.Redirect("index.aspx");
}

regards,
venki
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by:dttri
ID: 11750348
 Hello,
  An exception is automatically thrown by the system if one exception occurs. The HttpRequestValidationException exception that is thrown when a potentially dangerous input string is received from the client.
  You can use try-catch block to catch the exception and redirect users according to your need.

  Tri

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ihenry earned 1000 total points
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Hi Caz

Unlike any other exceptions which you can catch them and continue with normal page execution, you can't do as such after this exception type occured. Unless you disable this feature and rely on Server.HtmlEncode and Server.HtmlDecode for handling input.

The link provided by Sree should gives some work arounds, unfortunately it's showing error page instead. Try this link, I hope you won't see the same error when you open it :)

Handling ValidateRequest errors within a Page
http://weblogs.asp.net/kaevans/archive/2003/07/07/9791.aspx

HTH
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by:BeginningWebDesign
ID: 11761326
Thanks for the reply everyone
As I'm new to EE, can you tell me what I need to do about the answers supplied by  ihenry  and msreekm  as both relate to the same subject.

I tried tovvenki  code but that did not work.

The other option to this question would be how can I validate a form on the server side when it is being posted to another page.

The two text boxes are strUsername and strPassword and the regular expression I'm using to validate them are: "^[^<>`~!/ \#}$%:;)(_^{&*=|'+]+$"

Caz
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