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ASP.NET - Disabling validation control when textbox is dynamically hidden with Javascript

Posted on 2004-09-08
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I have a number of rows in a table for data input, such as:

      <tr class="orig" id="kid1" style="DISPLAY: none">
            <td>
                  <br />
                  <asp:TextBox id="txtF1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
                  <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="RequiredFieldValidator1a" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtF1">*</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
                  <asp:TextBox id="txtL1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
                  <asp:RequiredFieldValidator id="RequiredFieldValidator1b" runat="server" ControlToValidate="txtL1">*</asp:RequiredFieldValidator>
            </td>
      </tr>

Then I'm using Javascript to set document.all.kid1.style.display="inline" or ="none" to show/hide different rows.

The problem is that even though a row is hidden the validator control is still enabled.  When I hide the row I can set the textboxes to some bogus value to fool the validator but is there any way to disable the validator in the first place?

Thanks for your help!  =)
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Zyloch earned 150 total points
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Hi

Check this page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnaspp/html/aspplusvalid.asp

Especially search for ValidatorEnable(val, enable) :)

Regards,
Zyloch
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by:welly1
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Fantastic Zyloch!

I know there had to be an easy way...

Thanks for your help!
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