ASP.NET Validate DropDownList in a user control

I have a web form that has a user control containing a dropDownList of the fifty states.  I am trying to apply a RequiredFieldValidator to this control but it keeps erroring out.  Simply put, I need to figure out how to validate a control within a user control, on the client side if this is possible.

TIA,

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stretch73Asked:
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prairiedogCommented:
You should do the validation in the user control, not in the page that uses the user control.
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stretch73Author Commented:
pd,

Would you please expand on that?  
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prairiedogCommented:
You should add the RequiredFieldValidator on the user control form. Does it make sense?
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stretch73Author Commented:
Wow, that was way easier than the other suggestions I had found.  

Thanks much prairiedog, have a great rest of your week.

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