Spread Windows Forms 12.0 Product Documentation
Using a Character Format Validator
Spread Windows Forms 12.0 Product Documentation > Developer's Guide > Customizing Interaction in Cells > Using Validation in Cells > Using a Character Format Validator

You can create a validator that checks for specific characters.

A validation error occurs if the value is not valid. You can also create an action, such as adding a backcolor to the cell, that lets the user know the value is invalid.

Use the CharFormatValidator class to create the validator. Specify a notification type such as CellStyleNotify. Then use the AddValidators method to add the validator to a cell range.

The following image displays an invalid backcolor for the cell.

Using Code

The following example displays an invalid backcolor if you type characters other than the format string.

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FarPoint.Win.Spread.CellStyleNotify cnotify = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.CellStyleNotify();
cnotify.InvalidCellStyle.BackColor = Color.Aqua;
FarPoint.Win.Spread.CharFormatValidator cFormatValidator1 = new FarPoint.Win.Spread.CharFormatValidator();
cFormatValidator1.Format = "Aa";
fpSpread1.Sheets[0].AddValidators(new FarPoint.Win.Spread.Model.CellRange(1, 1, 1, 1), cFormatValidator1);
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Dim cnotify As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.CellStyleNotify()
cnotify.InvalidCellStyle.BackColor = Color.Aqua
Dim charFormatValidator1 As New FarPoint.Win.Spread.CharFormatValidator()
charFormatValidator1.Format = "Aa"
fpSpread1.Sheets(0).AddValidators(New FarPoint.Win.Spread.Model.CellRange(1, 1, 1, 1), charFormatValidator1)