PostBackOptions.ValidationGroup Property

 

Gets or sets the group of controls for which the PostBackOptions object causes validation when it posts back to the server.

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

public string ValidationGroup { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The group of controls for which the PostBackOptions object causes validation when it posts back to the server. The default value is an empty string ("").

Use the ValidationGroup property to specify the validation group to validate when a postback event is generated. Only the validation controls in the specified validation group are validated.

The following code example demonstrates using the ValidationGroup and PerformValidation properties to ensure that two TextBox controls have information entered in them before the postback event is generated. The NameTextBox and AgeTextBox controls are part of the PersonalInfoGroup validation group, but the StateTextBox control is not. Therefore, the user does not have to enter any data in the StateTextBox control before the postback event is generated.

System_CAPS_security Security Note

This example has a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

  void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    PostBackOptions myPostBackOptions = new PostBackOptions(FruitRadioButtonList);

    myPostBackOptions.RequiresJavaScriptProtocol = true;
    myPostBackOptions.PerformValidation = true;
    myPostBackOptions.ValidationGroup = "PersonalInfoGroup";

    string reference = Page.ClientScript.GetPostBackEventReference(myPostBackOptions);
    FruitRadioButtonList.Attributes.Add("onclick", reference);
  } 

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>PerformValidation and ValidationGroup Example</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
      <h3>PostBackOptions PerformValidation and ValidationGroup Example</h3>

      <asp:label id="NameLabel" 
        text="Enter your name:"
        runat="server"
        AssociatedControlID="NameTextBox">
      </asp:label>

      &nbsp

      <asp:textbox id="NameTextBox" 
        runat="server">
      </asp:textbox>

      &nbsp

      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="RequiredFieldValidator1"
        controltovalidate="NameTextBox"
        validationgroup="PersonalInfoGroup"
        errormessage="Enter your name."
        runat="server">
      </asp:requiredfieldvalidator>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="AgeLabel" 
        text="Enter your age:"
        runat="server"
        AssociatedControlID="AgeTextBox">
      </asp:label>

      &nbsp

      <asp:textbox id="AgeTextBox" 
        runat="server">
      </asp:textbox>

      &nbsp

      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="RequiredFieldValidator2"
        controltovalidate="AgeTextBox"
        validationgroup="PersonalInfoGroup"
        errormessage="Enter your age."
        runat="server">
      </asp:requiredfieldvalidator>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:label id="State" 
        text="Enter the state where you live:"
        runat="server"
        AssociatedControlID="StateTextBox">
      </asp:label>

      &nbsp

      <asp:textbox id="StateTextBox" 
        runat="server">
      </asp:textbox>

      &nbsp

      <br /><br />


      <asp:Label id="FruitLabel" 
        text="Please select your preferred fruit:" 
        runat="server"
        AssociatedControlID="FruitRadioButtonList">
      </asp:Label>

      <asp:RadioButtonList ID="FruitRadioButtonList" runat="server" >
        <asp:ListItem>Apples</asp:ListItem>
        <asp:ListItem>Oranges</asp:ListItem>
        <asp:ListItem>Pears</asp:ListItem>
        <asp:ListItem>Peaches</asp:ListItem>
        <asp:ListItem>Grapes</asp:ListItem>
        <asp:ListItem>Lemons</asp:ListItem>
        <asp:ListItem>Limes</asp:ListItem>
        <asp:ListItem>Plums</asp:ListItem>
      </asp:RadioButtonList>

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

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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