I found a small hole in an application I am developing where a null value in a textbox bound to an integer value wouldn’t get validated.

It was slightly more complicated than that however. The xaml was as follows;

Where my Validation was set for when the control lost focus.

When I added a new record, the value of the binding was set to null, this enforced by validation correctly. Same when I edited the text and left the control. However, if I edited the control when it had a value, say changing the value from a 2 to nothing, then the validation wouldn’t occur.

This was because the binding didn’t have a value for a null entry. Adding a TargetNullValue parameter to the binding and thus changing the binding to the following fixed the issue nicely;

More information on the TargetNullValue Property can be found here;


By |2013-06-06T18:59:00+01:00June 6th, 2013|.Net Framework, Binding, MVVM, Validation, WPF|0 Comments

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