Rather than posting the code "as is" as a text file on my server, I decided to create (and share) a little Visual Studio solution for it that hosts the source for the attributes in VB.NET and in C#. The Visual Studio solution that you can download at the end of this article contains two class libraries with attributes: one in VB.NET and one in C#. Feel free to download the code and make any modifications you see fit.
The original source was in VB only, but I used Telerik's great on-line source converter to quickly create C# versions of the attributes, except for one. I didn't have the time to fix the many compile errors in the ValidCreditCardNumberAttribute class, so it's not included in the C# version. The current solution includes the following attributes:
|Attribute name||Description||VB||C#||Contributed by|
|ExactLengthAttribute||Validates the exact length of a string.||Yes||Yes||Scott Brady|
|MaxLengthAttribute||Validates the maximum length of a string.||Yes||Yes||Scott Brady|
|MinLengthAttribute||Validates the minimum length of a string.||Yes||Yes||Scott Brady|
|RegularExpressionAttribute||Validates a string using a regular expression.||Yes||Yes||Scott Brady|
|ValidCreditCardNumberAttribute||Validates a credit card number.||Yes||No||Scott Brady|
If you feel like contributing to this little project, or have comments, remarks, bug fixes or questions about the ones that are currently available, please send me a message. Also, if you have a working C# version of the ValidCreditCardNumberAttribute class and you're willing to share it, you can send me the code,
My idea is to keep an up-to-date list of the attributes here, combined with the full source code for them. Once I receive new contributions, I'll add them to the download and update this article
Visual Studio 2008 solution with attributes in C# and VB.NET
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|Written by||Imar Spaanjaars|
|Date Posted||04/18/2009 18:41|
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