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Strongly typed view validation

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

I have a strongly typed view with my model being entity framework.  In my controller I check for ModelState.IsValid.  When I submit my form without a value for a column that does not allow nulls it crashes before it gets to the ModelState.IsValid line and the error is about not allowing nulls in the column.  Shouldn't this be what is handled by the ModelState.IsValid line?  I feel like I am missing something obvious. 

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