Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the widget.

element()

Returns the root HTML element of the widget.

Return Value: jQuery
The root element of the widget.

instance()

Returns an instance of this component class.

Return Value: Object
An instance of this component class

Use this method to access other methods of the component.

off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from the specified event.

Parameters:
eventName: String
The name of the event to unsubscribe from.
Return Value: Object
The object for which this method is called.

off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from the specified event.

Parameters:
eventName: String
The name of the event to unsubscribe from.
eventHandler: function
The handler to be detached from the specified event.
Return Value: Object
The object for which this method is called.

on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to a specified event.

Parameters:
eventName: String
The name of the event to be subscribed.
eventHandler: function
An event handler for the specified event.
Return Value: Object
The object for which this method is called.

on(events)

Subscribes to the specified events.

Parameters:
events: Object
An object of the following structure: { "eventName1": handler1, "eventName2": handler2, ...}
Return Value: Object
The object for which this method is called.

option()

Returns the configuration options of this component.

Return Value: Object
An object representing the configuration options of this component.

option(optionName)

Gets the value of the specified configuration option of this component.

Parameters:
optionName: String
The name of the option to get.
Return Value: any
The value of the specified option.

If you need to get the value of a configuration option field, specify the path to the required field.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Sets a value to the specified configuration option of this component.

Parameters:
optionName: String
The name of the required option.
optionValue: any
The value you wish to assign to the required option.

To set a value to the configuration option field, specify the path to the required field.

option(options)

Sets one or more options of this component.

Parameters:
options: Object
An object containing the required configuration options.

reset()

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

Use this method to "refresh" the editor controlled by the current dxValidator object. As a result, the editor's value becomes undefined, without validation errors, as it was before validating the editor.

validate()

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

Return Value: Object
An object defining the validation result.

The object returned by the validate() function has the following structure.

  • isValid
    Indicates whether all the rules checked for the validator are satisfied.
  • brokenRule
    The broken rule. The structure of the rule object is described in the validation Rules section.
  • validator
    The current dxValidator widget.
  • value
    The current editor value.
  • validationRules
    An array of validation rules specified for the current validator. The structure of a rule object is described in the validation Rules section.