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Decimal validation using data annotations using c#

Posted on 2014-11-28
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Hi Experts,

I am using data annotations to validate Model properties using MVC5 and need to validate decimal property which is both Required and Range which must be between 2 and 100.

If I don't enter any data for Price field ie. 0 (since it is decimal) the Required validation message should show.But in  both the cases(Required and Range)  Range validation message is showing.Can anyone guide me what went wrong in the below code snippet?

        [Required(ErrorMessage = "The Price is required")]
        [Range(2.00, 100.00, ErrorMessage = "The  Price must be between 2 and 100")]
        public decimal Price { get; set; }

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Daniel Van Der Werken earned 500 total points
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Looks to me like the Required attribute is working as designed. It's checking for an empty string or null input. The zero is a valid input and will now check for a range.

If you want zero to be invalid, I think you can implement your own class and override the method that does the validation. I have **NOT** tested this, but I think that this technique is the way to go if you can at least try doing this.

Start with creating a class based on the Required Class:

 
  public class DecimalRequired : System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.RequiredAttribute
    {
        public override bool IsValid(object value)
        {
            decimal d = decimal.MinValue;
            if (decimal.TryParse(value.ToString(), out d))
            {
                if (d == 0.0M)
                {
                    return false;
                }
            }
            return base.IsValid(value);
        }
    }

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Then, your code would do like this:

        [DecimalRequired (ErrorMessage = "The Price is required")]
        [Range(2.00, 100.00, ErrorMessage = "The  Price must be between 2 and 100")]
        public decimal Price { get; set; }

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That should get you to where you want to go.
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Thank you so much.
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