Client-Side Validation not working!

I'm really puzzled about this problem.  I'm working on a development server that houses several different sites.  One site utilizes the data tutorials found on this site and client-side validation works like a charm!  However, when I create a dummy site with one page, one form, one form field and one validator - I cant (for the life of me) get client-side validation to work.

My simple page just has this code between the body tags: 

<form id="form1" runat="server">
  <asp:TextBox ID="txtName" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
  <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="RequiredFieldValidator1" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtName"
    ErrorMessage="You must type your name!" ValidationGroup="FieldValidator">*</asp:RequiredFieldValidator><br />
  <asp:Button ID="btnSubmit" runat="server" Text="click Here" /><br />
  <br />
  <asp:ValidationSummary ID="ValidationSummary1" runat="server" ValidationGroup="FieldValidator" />

The page declaration looks like this:

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeFile="Default.aspx.vb" Inherits="_Default" %>

 What am I missing??? I'm pulling my hair out b/c the only way I can get this page to work is by putting Page.Validate() in the Page Load in the code-behind (which of course is server-side validation).  Thanks in advance!!

  - Lauren

2/27/2007 5:46:01 PM 93655 articles. 6 followers. Follow

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Could be wrong here but try adding a 


="true" to your button


2/27/2007 6:27:34 PM

This didn't work.  =( 

Lauren (ikeroppi1)

2/27/2007 6:34:57 PM
2/27/2007 6:47:49 PM

Ok.. responding to the first link, I'm running IE 6 and my server is running .NET 2.0 on Win 2003.  I tried deleting the folder entirely and recreating it in IIS as the user suggested.  This did not fix my problem.  I should specify, that I'm not getting ANY validation to occur unless I put Page.Validate() in the code-behind.  The article mentioned that that user could see the client-side error message, but the page was still posting.  My page just posts without the client-side message.

 In response to the second article... I had looked at this earlier today, but when I looked again, I noticed that I hadnt checked the aspnet_client directory.  Not sure what I should be seeing, but my wwwroot\aspnet_client\system_web\2_0_50727 folder is empty.  However, my folder at the same level for a previous version of 1.1 has three files (SmartNav.htm, smartnav.js and webuivalidation.js).  I tried on the recommendation of this article to copy webuivalidation.js to the root of my application to fix the problem, but it didnt work. 

Somehow, I doubt the problem is system wide since another site on this box has working client-side validation... but I could be wrong.  I DID verify (with the aspnet_regiis command) that my site is running 2.0 so that's not the issue.

Still banging my head on the keyboard.... This one has me stumped!


Lauren (ikeroppi)

2/27/2007 7:43:13 PM

whats the purpose of your validation group and what does it do?



2/27/2007 8:11:00 PM

I want to put multiple textboxes in the form and I have one ValidationSummary at the bottom of the page that will tell you which required fields are missing when you submit the form.

- Lauren (ikeroppi)

2/27/2007 8:15:06 PM
u got to specify the validation group for the button too. and then it will work.
2/27/2007 8:23:39 PM

Wow... I knew that it had to be something I was just overlooking.  Thanks!  This fixed it.

Lauren (ikeroppi)

2/27/2007 8:39:37 PM

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