AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Validates a specified template. AWS CloudFormation first checks if the template is valid JSON. If it isn't, AWS CloudFormation checks if the template is valid YAML. If both these checks fail, AWS CloudFormation returns a template validation error.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to ValidateTemplateAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.CloudFormation
Assembly: AWSSDK.CloudFormation.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract ValidateTemplateResponse ValidateTemplate(
         ValidateTemplateRequest request
Type: Amazon.CloudFormation.Model.ValidateTemplateRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the ValidateTemplate service method.

Return Value
The response from the ValidateTemplate service method, as returned by CloudFormation.


This example validates the specified template.

To validate an AWS CloudFormation template

var response = client.ValidateTemplate(new ValidateTemplateRequest 
    TemplateBody = "MyTemplate.json"

List capabilities = response.Capabilities;
string capabilitiesReason = response.CapabilitiesReason;
string description = response.Description;
List parameters = response.Parameters;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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