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ButtonFieldBase.ValidationGroup Property

Gets or sets the name of the group of validation controls to validate when a button in a ButtonFieldBase object is clicked.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public virtual string ValidationGroup { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the validation group to validate when a button in a ButtonFieldBase is clicked. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that the ValidationGroup property is not set.

Use the ValidationGroup property to specify the validation group to validate when a button in a ButtonFieldBase object is clicked. Only the validation controls in the specified validation group are validated.

NoteNote

The CausesValidation property must be set to true for the ValidationGroup property to have an effect.

For more information on validation groups, see BaseValidator.ValidationGroup.

The value of this property is stored in view state.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ValidationGroup property to specify that only a certain group of validation controls are validated when a button is clicked in the ButtonField object of a GridView control.


<%@ Page language="C#" %>

<script runat="server">

  void AuthorsGridView_RowCommand(Object sender, GridViewCommandEventArgs e)
  {

    // If multiple ButtonField columns are used, use the
    // CommandName property to determine which button was clicked.
    switch(e.CommandName)
    {

      case "Edit":
        AuthorsGridView.Columns[0].Visible = false;
        AuthorsGridView.Columns[1].Visible = true;
        break;
      case "Update":
        AuthorsGridView.Columns[0].Visible = true;
        AuthorsGridView.Columns[1].Visible = false;
        break;
      default:
        // Do nothing.
        break;
    }

  }

  void AuthorsGridView_RowUpdating (Object sender, GridViewUpdateEventArgs e)
  {

    // Retrieve the row being edited.    
    int index = AuthorsGridView.EditIndex;
    GridViewRow row = AuthorsGridView.Rows[index];

    // Retrieve the new value for the author's first name from the row. 
    // In this example, the author's first name is in the second cell 
    // of the row (index 1). To get the value, first retrieve the TextBox
    // that contains the value.
    TextBox firstNameTextBox = (TextBox)row.Cells[1].FindControl("FirstNameTextBox");

    // Make sure the control was found. 
    String firstName = "";    
    if(firstNameTextBox != null)
    {
      firstName = firstNameTextBox.Text;
    }

    // Retrieve the new value for the author's last name from the row. 
    // In this example, the author's last name is in the third cell 
    // of the row (index 2).
    TextBox lastNameTextBox = (TextBox)row.Cells[2].FindControl("LastNameTextBox");

    String lastName = "";
    if(lastNameTextBox != null)
    {
      lastName = lastNameTextBox.Text;
    }

    // Because custom TemplateField field columns are used, parameters 
    // are not automatically created and passed to the data source control.
    // Create Parameter objects to represent the fields to update and 
    // add the Parameter objects to the UpdateParameters collection.
    Parameter lastNameParameter = new Parameter("au_lname", TypeCode.String, lastName);   
    Parameter firstNameParameter = new Parameter("au_fname", TypeCode.String, firstName);

    // Clear the UpdateParameters collection before adding the 
    // Parameter objects. Otherwise, there will be duplicate
    // parameters.
    AuthorsSqlDataSource.UpdateParameters.Clear();
    AuthorsSqlDataSource.UpdateParameters.Add(lastNameParameter);
    AuthorsSqlDataSource.UpdateParameters.Add(firstNameParameter);

  }

</script>

<head runat="server">
    <title>ButtonFieldBase CausesValidation Example</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="form1" runat="server">
  <div>

    <h3>ButtonFieldBase CausesValidation Example</h3>

    <!-- Populate the Columns collection declaratively. -->
    <asp:gridview id="AuthorsGridView" 
      datasourceid="AuthorsSqlDataSource"
      cellpadding="5"  
      autogeneratecolumns="false"
      datakeynames="au_id" 
      onrowcommand="AuthorsGridView_RowCommand"
      onrowupdating="AuthorsGridView_RowUpdating"  
      runat="server">

      <columns>
        <asp:buttonfield commandname="Edit"
          causesvalidation="false" 
          text="Edit" 
          headertext="Edit Author">
        </asp:buttonfield>

        <asp:buttonfield commandname="Update" 
          visible="false" 
          causesvalidation="true" 
          text="Update"
          validationgroup="NameGroup" 
          headertext="Update Author">
        </asp:buttonfield>

        <asp:templatefield headertext="Last Name">
          <itemtemplate>
            <%# Eval("au_lname") %>
          </itemtemplate>

          <edititemtemplate>
            <asp:textbox id="LastNameTextBox"
              text='<%# Eval("au_lname") %>'
              width="175" 
              runat="server" /><br />  

            <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="LastNameRequiredValidator"
              ControlToValidate="LastNameTextBox"
              ErrorMessage="Please enter a last name."
              ValidationGroup="NameGroup" 
              Runat="server" />

          </edititemtemplate>
        </asp:templatefield>

        <asp:templatefield headertext="First Name">
          <itemtemplate>
            <%# Eval("au_fname") %>
          </itemtemplate>

          <edititemtemplate>
            <asp:textbox id="FirstNameTextBox"
              text='<%# Eval("au_fname") %>'
              width="175" 
              runat="server" /><br />  

            <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="FirstNameRequiredValidator"
              ControlToValidate="FirstNameTextBox"
              ErrorMessage="Please enter a first name."
              ValidationGroup="NameGroup" 
              Runat="server" />

          </edititemtemplate>

        </asp:templatefield>
      </columns>

    </asp:gridview>

    <!-- This example uses Microsoft SQL Server and connects -->
    <!-- to the Pubs sample database.                        -->
    <asp:sqldatasource id="AuthorsSqlDataSource"  
      selectcommand="SELECT [au_id], [au_lname], [au_fname] FROM [authors]"
      updatecommand="UPDATE authors SET au_lname=@au_lname, au_fname=@au_fname WHERE (authors.au_id = @au_id)"
      connectionstring="server=localhost;database=pubs;integrated security=SSPI"
      runat="server">   
    </asp:sqldatasource>

  </div>
  </form>
</body>
</html>



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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