Binding.UpdateSourceExceptionFilter Property


Gets or sets a handler you can use to provide custom logic for handling exceptions that the binding engine encounters during the update of the binding source value. This is only applicable if you have associated an ExceptionValidationRule with your binding.

 property System::Windows::Data::UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback ^ UpdateSourceExceptionFilter { System::Windows::Data::UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::Data::UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback ^ value); };
public System.Windows.Data.UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback UpdateSourceExceptionFilter { get; set; }
member this.UpdateSourceExceptionFilter : System.Windows.Data.UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback with get, set
Public Property UpdateSourceExceptionFilter As UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback

Property Value

A method that provides custom logic for handling exceptions that the binding engine encounters during the update of the binding source value.


The Text property of the following TextBox is data-bound to a source property Age3 that is of type int. The ExceptionValidationRule checks for exceptions that are thrown during the update of the source property (such as when the user enters a value that cannot be converted to an integer).

<TextBox Name="textBox3" Width="50" FontSize="15"
         Grid.Row="4" Grid.Column="1" Margin="2"
         Validation.ErrorTemplate="{StaticResource validationTemplate}"
         Style="{StaticResource textBoxInError}">
    <Binding Path="Age3" Source="{StaticResource ods}"

You can provide custom logic to handle those exceptions. The following example shows how to use the UpdateSourceExceptionFilter property to set an UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback.

BindingExpression myBindingExpression = textBox3.GetBindingExpression(TextBox.TextProperty);
Binding myBinding = myBindingExpression.ParentBinding;
myBinding.UpdateSourceExceptionFilter = new UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback(ReturnExceptionHandler);

The following is an example implementation of an UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback.

object ReturnExceptionHandler(object bindingExpression, Exception exception)
    return "This is from the UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallBack.";

The UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback can also return null, the exception itself, or a ValidationError. For more information, see UpdateSourceExceptionFilterCallback.

For the complete sample, see Binding Validation Sample.


The ExceptionValidationRule is a built-in validation rule that checks for exceptions thrown during the update of the binding source property. If you have associated the ExceptionValidationRule with your Binding object, you can use this property to set a handler to provide custom logic for handling these exceptions. If an UpdateSourceExceptionFilter is not specified on the Binding, the binding engine creates a ValidationError with the exception and adds it to the Validation.Errors collection of the bound element.

Applies to