BaseValidator.Enabled Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the validation control is enabled.

public:
 virtual property bool Enabled { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public override bool Enabled { get; set; }
member this.Enabled : bool with get, set
Public Overrides Property Enabled As Boolean

Property Value

true if the validation control is enabled; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Enabled property to enable or disable the validation controls on the Web page using server-side code.

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 Button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
  {
    if (Page.IsValid)
    {
      MessageLabel.Text = "Page submitted successfully.";
    }
    else
    {
      MessageLabel.Text = "There is an error on the page.";
    }
  }
 
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Validator Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Validator Example</h3>
     
      Enter a number from 1 to 10.
      <asp:textbox id="NumberTextBox" 
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:rangevalidator id="NumberCompareValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"  
        type="Integer"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value from 1 to 10."
        maximumvalue="10"
        minimumvalue="1"  
        text="*"
        enabled="false"
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="TextBoxRequiredValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value."
        text="*"
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:button id="SubmitButton"
        text="Submit"
        onclick="Button_Click"
        runat="server"/>
 
      <br /><br />
       
      <asp:label id="MessageLabel" 
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:validationsummary
        id="ErrorSummary"
        runat="server"/>
 
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
 
  Sub Button_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles SubmitButton.Click
 
    If Page.IsValid Then
    
      MessageLabel.Text = "Page submitted successfully."
    
    Else
    
      MessageLabel.Text = "There is an error on the page."
    
    End If
    
  End Sub
 
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Validator Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Validator Example</h3>
     
      Enter a number from 1 to 10.
      <asp:textbox id="NumberTextBox" 
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:rangevalidator id="NumberCompareValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"  
        type="Integer"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value from 1 to 10."
        maximumvalue="10"
        minimumvalue="1"  
        text="*"
        enabled="false"
        runat="server"/>

      <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="TextBoxRequiredValidator" 
        controltovalidate="NumberTextBox"
        enableclientscript="False"
        display="Dynamic" 
        errormessage="Please enter a value."
        text="*"
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:button id="SubmitButton"
        text="Submit"
        runat="server"/>
 
      <br /><br />
       
      <asp:label id="MessageLabel" 
        runat="server"/>

      <br /><br />

      <asp:validationsummary
        id="ErrorSummary"
        runat="server"/>
 
    </form>
  </body>
</html>

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Enabled property to enable or disable the validation controls on the Web page using client-side code.

Remarks

Use the Enabled property to specify whether the validation control is enabled. You can disable the validation control by setting this property to false.

Setting either the Control.Visible or the Enabled property to false will prevent validation from being performed. This causes the IsValid property to always evaluate to true.

The Enabled property is slightly different from the Control.Visible property. If the Control.Visible property for a validation control is set to true, but the Enabled property is set to false, the validation control is still rendered for client-side validation, but in a disabled state. You can then re-enable the validation control on the client by using DHTML script.

Applies to