ValidationGroup

The ValidationGroup is a widget that allows you to validate several editors simultaneously.

Included in: dx.mobile.js, dx.web.js, dx.viz-web.js, dx.all.js
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NOTE
Nested validation groups are not supported.

DevExtreme widgets are integrated with many popular libraries and frameworks. See the Installation section (for JavaScript libraries) or the Prerequisites and Installation section (for ASP.NET MVC framework) to find details on setting up DevExtreme with a particular library or framework.

The following code shows how to create the ValidationGroup widget using every supported library and framework. For more details on working with widgets in these libraries and frameworks, see the Widget Basics topic for jQuery, Angular, AngularJS, Knockout or ASP.NET MVC.

jQuery
JavaScript
HTML
$(function() {
    var validationGroupName = "sampleGroup";
    $("#textBox1").dxTextBox({ name: 'FirstName' })
        .dxValidator({
            validationRules: [
                // ...
            ],
            validationGroup: validationGroupName
        });
    $("#textBox2").dxTextBox({ name: 'LastName' })
        .dxValidator({
            validationRules: [
                // ...
            ],
            validationGroup: validationGroupName
        });
    $("#summary").dxValidationSummary({
        validationGroup: validationGroupName
    });
    $("#button").dxButton({
        validationGroup: validationGroupName
        //...
    });
});
<div id="textBox1"></div>
<div id="textBox2"></div>
<div id="summary"></div>
<div id="button"></div>
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-validation-group>
    <dx-text-box name="FirstName">
        <dx-validator>
            <dxi-validation-rule type="required" message="First name is required"></dxi-validation-rule>
            ...
        </dx-validator>
    </dx-text-box>
    <dx-text-box name="LastName">
        <dx-validator>
            <dxi-validation-rule type="required" message="Last name is required"></dxi-validation-rule>
            ...
        </dx-validator>
    </dx-text-box>
    <dx-validation-summary></dx-validation-summary>
    <dx-button></dx-button>
</dx-validation-group>
import { DxValidationGroupModule, DxTextBoxModule, DxButtonModule, DxValidatorModule } from 'devextreme-angular'
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxValidationGroupModule,
        DxTextBoxModule,
        DxButtonModule,
        DxValidatorModule
    ],
    // ...
})
AngularJS
HTML
<div dx-validation-group="{ }" ng-controller="DemoController">
    <div dx-text-box="{ name: 'FirstName' }"
        dx-validator="{
            validationRules: [
                // ...
            ]
        }">  
    </div>
    <div dx-text-box="{ name: 'LastName' }"
        dx-validator="{
            validationRules: [
                // ...
            ]
        }">
    </div>
    <div dx-validation-summary="{  }"></div>
    <div dx-button="{ }"></div>
</div>
Knockout
HTML
<div data-bind="dxValidationGroup: { }" >
    <div data-bind="dxTextBox: { name: 'FirstName' },
        dxValidator: {
            validationRules: [
                // ...
            ]
        }">  
    </div>
    <div data-bind="dxTextBox: { name: 'LastName' },
        dxValidator: {
            validationRules: [
                // ...
            ]
        }">
    </div>  
    <div data-bind="dxValidationSummary: { }"></div>
    <div data-bind="dxButton: { }"></div>
</div>
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
Razor VB
using (Html.DevExtreme().ValidationGroup()) {
    @(Html.DevExtreme().TextBox()
        .Name("FirstName")
    )
    @(Html.DevExtreme().TextBox()
        .Name("LastName")
    )
    @(Html.DevExtreme().ValidationSummary())
    @(Html.DevExtreme().Button()
        .Text("Validate")
        .OnClick(@<text>
            function validate (params) {
                params.validationGroup.validate();
            }
        </text>)
    )
}
@Using (Html.DevExtreme().ValidationGroup())
    @(Html.DevExtreme().TextBox() _
        .Name("FirstName")
    )
    @(Html.DevExtreme().TextBox() _
        .Name("LastName")
    )
    @(Html.DevExtreme().ValidationSummary())
    @(Html.DevExtreme().Button() _
        .Text("Validate") _
        .OnClick("validate")
    )
End Using
<script>
    function validate(params) {
        params.validationGroup.validate();
    }
</script>
See Also

You can use the DevExpress.validationEngine.validateGroup(group) method to validate a particular validation group by passing its instance as a parameter.

JavaScript
DevExpress.validationEngine.validateGroup($("#sampleGroup").dxValidationGroup("instance"));

In addition, you can access a validation group's configuration using the DevExpress.validationEngine.getGroupConfig(group) method. The returned configuration exposes the validators included to the group, the validate() method to validate the editors that are associated with the validators and the validated event that occurs after the group is validated.

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Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the ValidationGroup widget.

Name Description
elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

height

Specifies the widget's height.

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event. Executed when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event. Executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event. Executed after an option of the widget is changed.

width

Specifies the widget's width.

Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the widget.

Name Description
dispose()

Removes the widget from the DOM.

element()

Gets the root widget element.

getInstance(element)

Gets the instance of a widget found using its DOM node.

instance()

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

off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from a single event.

off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from a single event.

on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to an event.

on(events)

Subscribes to events.

option()

Gets all widget options.

option(optionName)

Gets the value of a single option.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Updates the value of a single option.

option(options)

Updates the values of several options.

reset()

Resets the value and validation result of the editors that are included to the current validation group.

validate()

Validates rules of the validators that belong to the current validation group.

Events

This section describes events fired by this widget.

Name Description
disposing

Raised when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

initialized

Raised only once, after the widget is initialized.

optionChanged

Raised after a widget option is changed.

See Also

Validation Result

A group validation result.

Type:

Object