Validators not Validating

Would anyone know why the validations on the page below wouldn't work. I am going through a book and learning and for some reason when I put in the last subroutine to insert the record the validation checks on the controls on the form no longer work.

<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>
<title>The Intranet Site</title>
<script runat="server" language="VB">
Dim objConn As New SQLConnection("Server=XXXXXXX; database=Dorknozzle; uid=XXXXXXX; Pwd=XXXXXXXX;")
Dim objCmd As SQLCommand
Dim objRdr As SQLDataReader 

Sub Page_Load()
 If Not IsPostBack Then
 objCmd = New SQLCommand("Select * From HelpDeskCategories", objConn)
 objRdr = objCmd.ExecuteReader()
 ddlCategory.DataSource = objRdr
 ddlCategory.DataValueField = "CategoryID"
 ddlCategory.DataTextField = "Category"
 objCmd = New SQLCommand("Select * From HelpDeskSubjects", objConn)
 objRdr = objCmd.ExecuteReader()
 ddlSubject.DataSource = objRdr
 ddlSubject.DataValueField = "SubjectID"
 ddlSubject.DataTextField = "Subject"
  End If
End Sub

Sub SubmitHelpDesk(s As Object, e As EventArgs)
    objCmd = New SQLCommand("INSERT INTO HelpDesk (EmployeeID, StationNumber, CategoryID, SubjectID, Description, StatusID)" & _
 "VALUES (@EmployeeID, @StationNumber, @CategoryID, @SubjectID, @Description, @StatusID)", objConn)
 objCmd.Parameters.Add("@EmployeeID", 5)
 objCmd.Parameters.Add("@StationNumber", txtStationNum.Text)
 objCmd.Parameters.Add("@CategoryID", ddlCategory.SelectedItem.Value)
 objCmd.Parameters.Add("@SubjectID", ddlSubject.SelectedItem.Value)
 objCmd.Parameters.Add("@Description", txtDescription.Text)
 objCmd.Parameters.Add("@StatusID", 1)
End Sub

<link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<form runat="server">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" background="Images/header_bg.gif">
  <td><img src="Images/header_top.gif" width="450" height="142" alt=" the official dorknozzle company intranet" /></td>

<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <td width="157"><img src="Images/header_bottom.gif" width="157" height="37" alt="" /></td>

<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10">
  <td valign="top" width="160">
   <!-- HyperLink Controls for navigation -->
   <img src="Images/book_closed.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="+" /><asp:HyperLink NavigateUrl="index.aspx" runat="server" Text="Home" /><br />
   <img src="Images/book_closed.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="+" /><asp:HyperLink NavigateUrl="helpdesk.aspx" runat="server" Text="HelpDesk" /><br />
   <img src="Images/book_closed.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="+" /><asp:HyperLink NavigateUrl="employeestore.aspx" runat="server" Text="Employee Store" /><br />
   <img src="Images/book_closed.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="+" /><asp:HyperLink NavigateUrl="newsletterarchive.aspx" runat="server" Text="Newsletter Archive" /><br />
   <img src="Images/book_closed.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="+" /><asp:HyperLink NavigateUrl="employeedirectory.aspx" runat="server" Text="Employee Directory" /><br />
   <img src="Images/book_closed.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="+" /><asp:HyperLink NavigateUrl="addressbook.aspx" runat="server" Text="Address Book" /><br /><br />
   <img src="Images/book_closed.gif" width="16" height="16" alt="+" /><asp:HyperLink NavigateUrl="admintools.aspx" runat="server" Text="Admin Tools" />
   <!-- End HyperLink Controls -->
  <td valign="top">
  <h1>Employee HelpDesk Request</h1>
   <p>Station Number:<br />
   <asp:TextBox id="txtStationNum" CssClass="textbox" runat="server" /><br />
    <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="rfvStationNum" Display="Dynamic" ControlToValidate="txtStationNum" ErrorMessage="You must enter a station number!" runat="server" />
    <asp:CompareValidator id="cvStationNum" Display="Dynamic" ControlToValidate="txtStationNum" Operator="DataTypeCheck" Type="Integer" ErrorMessage="Station number must be a number!" runat="server" />
    <asp:RangeValidator id="rvStationNum" Display="Dynamic" ControlToValidate="txtStationNum" MinimumValue="1" MaximumValue="50" ErrorMessage="Number must be between 1 and 50" Type="Integer" runat="server" /></p>
   <p>Problem Category:<br />
    <asp:DropDownList id="ddlCategory" CssClass="dropdownmenu" runat="server" /></p>
     <p>Problem Subject:<br />
    <asp:DropDownList id="ddlSubject" CssClass="dropdownmenu" runat="server" /></p>
     <p>Problem Description:<br />
    <asp:TextBox id="txtDescription" CssClass="textbox" Columns="40" Rows="4" TextMode="MultiLine" runat="server" /><br />
     <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="rfvDescription" Display="Dynamic" ControlToValidate="txtDescription" ErrorMessage="You must enter a description of the problem!" runat="server" /></p>
      <asp:Button id="btnSubmit" CssClass="button" Text="Submit Request" onClick="SubmitHelpDesk" runat="server" /></p>
    <asp:ValidationSummary id="vsSummary" ShowMessageBox="true" ShowSummary="false" runat="server" />


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Surround the code in your SubmitHelpdesks routine with:

If IsValid
End If

It might be that the client side validation isn't working because the validator controls don't render client script for the specific browser (I've seen this happen on certain FireFox versions).

So checking the Page's IsValid property is always recommended practice.


Wim Hollebrandse
9/23/2005 12:07:01 PM
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Fadil Alnassar | FREE Nodil Tab Control
9/23/2005 12:30:19 PM
I changed the code as requested... and it is working as should now. Could you explain why it didn't work as explained in the book I am using for learning. Just hoping to learn more.

Thanks for all your help!
9/28/2005 4:07:15 PM
I wrote an article on this and many other issues with validation:
--- Peter Blum
Creator of Peter's Data Entry Suite (formerly Professional Validation And More and Peter's Date Package) and Peter's Polling Package
9/28/2005 9:25:13 PM

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