PostBackOptions.ValidationGroup Property

Definition

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

public:
 property System::String ^ ValidationGroup { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string ValidationGroup { get; set; }
member this.ValidationGroup : string with get, set
Public Property ValidationGroup As String

Property Value

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 ("").

Examples

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.

Important

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>
<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

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

<script runat="server">
  
  Sub Page_Init(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
  
    Dim myPostBackOptions As PostBackOptions = New PostBackOptions(FruitRadioButtonList)

    myPostBackOptions.RequiresJavaScriptProtocol = True
    myPostBackOptions.PerformValidation = True
    myPostBackOptions.ValidationGroup = "PersonalInfoGroup"

    Dim reference As String = Page.ClientScript.GetPostBackEventReference(myPostBackOptions)
    FruitRadioButtonList.Attributes.Add("onclick", reference)
    
  End Sub


</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="State">
      </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>

Remarks

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.

Applies to

See also