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The ValidationMessage component provides a consisdent styled paragraph for messages in case of validation errors.

Best practices

  • Only use this component in the context of a form and as corresponding guidance to an input field which has validations.

Copy considerations

  • Avoid negative words and tone
  • Give direction on how to fix the error
  • Use direct, succinct copy. Do not preface the instructions with introductory text, such as "please"
  • To add additional context, link out to documentation
  • Do not use punctuation
  • Use sentence style caps (in which only the first word of a sentence or term is capitalized)


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