Validating textbox

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This is particularly useful if you are using complex validation patterns.A good place for this is the additional instructions section of your question title.Input validation is performed to ensure only properly formed data is entering the workflow in an information system, preventing malformed data from persisting in the database and triggering malfunction of various downstream components.

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In a Win Form I'm doing initial validation in the Form. To make the code short only three fields are shown in the code.

Data from all potentially untrusted sources should be subject to input validation, including not only Internet-facing web clients but also backend feeds over extranets, from suppliers, partners, vendors or regulators[1], each of which may be compromised on their own and start sending malformed data.

Input Validation should not be used as the primary method of preventing XSS, SQL Injection and other attacks which are covered in respective cheat sheets but can significantly contribute to reducing their impact if implemented properly.

When using Textbox questions, often times you'll want to validate the data your respondents enter.

It makes analyzing, reporting and then acting on your data easier when it all conforms to certain formatting.

You can also apply formatting validation to a textbox question after the fact on the Validation tab.

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