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Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the UI component.

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dispose()

Disposes of all the resources allocated to the Validator instance.

After calling this method, remove the DOM element associated with the UI component:

JavaScript
$("#myValidator").dxValidator("dispose");
$("#myValidator").remove();

Use this method only if the UI component was created with jQuery or pure JavaScript. In Angular, Vue, and React, use conditional rendering:

Angular
app.component.html
<dx-validator ...
    *ngIf="condition">
</dx-validator>
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxValidator ...
        v-if="condition">
    </DxValidator>
</template>

<script>
import DxValidator from 'devextreme-vue/validator';

export default {
    components: {
        DxValidator
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import Validator from 'devextreme-react/validator';

function DxValidator(props) {
    if (!props.shouldRender) {
        return null;
    }

    return (
        <Validator ... >    
        </Validator>
    );
}

class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (
            <DxValidator shouldRender="condition" />
        );
    }
}
export default App;
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element()

Gets the root UI component element.

Return Value:

HTMLElement | jQuery

An HTML element or a jQuery element when you use jQuery.

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focus()

Sets focus to the editor associated with the current Validator object.

getInstance(element)

Gets the instance of a UI component found using its DOM node.

Parameters:
element:

Element

|

jQuery

The UI component's container.

Return Value:

Object

The UI component's instance.

getInstance is a static method that the UI component class supports. The following code demonstrates how to get the Validator instance found in an element with the myValidator ID:

// Modular approach
import Validator from "devextreme/ui/validator";
...
let element = document.getElementById("myValidator");
let instance = Validator.getInstance(element) as Validator;

// Non-modular approach
let element = document.getElementById("myValidator");
let instance = DevExpress.ui.dxValidator.getInstance(element);
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instance()

Gets the UI component's instance. Use it to access other methods of the UI component.

Return Value:

Validator

This UI component's instance.

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off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from a single event.

Parameters:
eventName:

String

The event's name.

Return Value:

Validator

The object for which this method is called.

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off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from a single event.

Parameters:
eventName:

String

The event's name.

eventHandler:

Function

The event's handler.

Return Value:

Validator

The object for which this method is called.

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on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to an event.

Parameters:
eventName:

String

The event's name.

eventHandler:

Function

The event's handler.

Return Value:

Validator

The object for which this method is called.

Use this method to subscribe to one of the events listed in the Events section.

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on(events)

Subscribes to events.

Parameters:
events:

Object

Events with their handlers: { "eventName1": handler1, "eventName2": handler2, ...}

Return Value:

Validator

The object for which this method is called.

Use this method to subscribe to several events with one method call. Available events are listed in the Events section.

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option()

Return Value:

Object

The UI component's properties.

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option(optionName)

Gets the value of a single property.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

The property's name or full path.

Return Value: any

This property's value.

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option(optionName, optionValue)

Updates the value of a single property.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

The property's name or full path.

optionValue: any

This property's new value.

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option(options)

Updates the values of several properties.

Parameters:
options:

Object

Options with their new values.

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reset()

Resets the value and validation result of the editor associated with the current Validator object.

resetOption(optionName)

Resets an property to its default value.

Parameters:
optionName:

String

An property's name.

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validate()

Validates the value of the editor that is controlled by the current Validator object against the list of the specified validation rules.

Return Value:

dxValidatorResult

The validation result.