WPF: Check if there are validation errors

I worked on a wpf window containing some controls that were required and that validated the format of the entered data. Once the user pressed a button I wanted to check if there was any validation error and notify the user with an error message. This is how to do it:

Helper class:

namespace WPFValidation {
    static class WPFValidationExtension {
        public static bool IsValid(this DependencyObject instance) {
            return !Validation.GetHasError(instance) &&
                   LogicalTreeHelper.GetChildren(instance).OfType().All(child => child.IsValid());

Code of the button:

        private void BtnGenerateClick(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
            if (!FieldHolder.IsValid()) {
                MessageBox.Show("Please fix the fields that have a red border first!", "Fix red fields", MessageBoxButton.OK, MessageBoxImage.Error);


The code above assumes that there is a Container (for example a stack panel) containing all fields that need to be validated whose name is FieldHolder

Source: stackoverflow.com/questions/127477/detecting-wpf-validation-errors

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