Using Validation controls with FormView control

Hello dears;

Is  it possible to use validation controls with FormView or DetailsView controls during Edit mode? Such controls have no Error Events handlers to use and there textboxes have only TextChanged Event handlers which have no text property. Also how can i get the content of a cell in theFormView ?

Thanks alot


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The FormView control supports templates -- so you could add an ItemTemplate or EditTemplate to it, and absolutely put validation controls within there as well.

Hope this helps,


4/22/2006 6:46:21 AM

Thanks Scott


4/22/2006 12:39:34 PM
Hello I know your busy but I can't seem to get an answer, I have several validation controls in a formview control and some image buttons on a page that are used to navigate an applicaiton. The validation controls work correctly but once the user clicks in any textbox in the formview control the validators must be complied with. This presents a problem if the user decides to not complete the form and then use one of the image buttons to navigate to another page in the application.
How can the validators be essentially turned off if the user clicks one of the image buttons?
7/13/2006 6:36:40 PM

Validators and buttons have a property called "ValidationGroup" that you can use to tie specific validators to only fire in the event that a specific button is pushed.  Basically, when you set the validationgroup property on your button -- only those validators with the same validationgroup value will apply.

You should be able to use this approach for your scenario above to achieve what you are after.

Hope this helps,


7/17/2006 10:34:25 PM

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