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Validation Bundle Known Issues

Broken links in CHM file

Some links in the CHM files may not work if you do not have the full installation of Enterprise Library installed on your machine. To fix this issue install Enterprise Library.

Vista and XP Service Pack 2 Security Settings Block Content

When you download files from the web, Windows XP SP2 and Vista try to protect you from malicious content by "blocking" certain types of files. CHM files (like those we ship our help in) are one of these file types that Windows blocks to proctect you from.
Since you trust content from patterns & practices, you can stop problems (like the CHM files not showing any content) before they happen by doing the following:
  1. Right Click on the ZIP file and choose Properties
  2. On the General tab, click the Unblock button.
  3. Then unzip the bundle.
If you have already unzipped the bundle, you can "fix" the CHM, by "Unblocking" it just like you can unblock a ZIP file.
For more information on this (and another work around), check out Glenn's blog post Tips: Streams, Zones, Vista and Blocked Files in IE

Last edited Oct 2, 2007 at 6:08 PM by MichaelPuleio, version 3


DavidR Nov 1, 2007 at 4:23 PM 
When you use the ServerSideValidationExtender on a CustomValidator, the server method cannot access any other form controls other than the one that is being validated.

traviso Oct 3, 2007 at 10:43 PM 
The client side validation doesn't completely work in FireFox in the demo. Email address and name are OK, but account number, age, and the ZIP fields don't do anything.