Validator keeps panel from hiding.

Dear Experts,
I have a complex form that needs different portions to be visible or hidden at different times as the user chooses. One of the panels has a text field with a RequiredFieldValidator. Without the RequiredFieldValidator the hide button works fine with the validator the panel won't hide because the validator is looking for input. I need to hide the panel even if the student ID text box is empty. How would I set the properties to allow this function? Below is the code.

    <form id="form1" runat="server">
                <td style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" class="auto-style24">Add Student to Class</td>
                <td><asp:Button ID="btnAddStudentToClassDisplay" runat="server" Text="Display" OnClick="btnAddStudentToClassDisplay_Click" /></td>
                <td><asp:Button ID="btnAddStudentToClassHide" runat="server" Text="Hide" OnClick="btnAddStudentToClassHide_Click" /></td>

        <asp:Panel ID="pnlAddStudentToClass" runat="server" Visible="false" Font-Bold="True">

        <asp:TextBox ID="txtStudentId" runat="server" Width="73px" ValidationGroup="AddStudent" BackColor="Yellow" BorderColor="Black" BorderStyle="Groove" BorderWidth="2px" ForeColor="Black" ></asp:TextBox>
        <br />
        <br />
        <asp:Button ID="btnLookUpId" runat="server" Text="Look Up"/>
        <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="rfvStudentIdLookup" runat="server" ErrorMessage="Enter Student ID" SetFocusOnError="True" ControlToValidate="txtStudentId" Display="Static" Font-Names="Arial" ToolTip="Enter Student ID"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator>


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

public partial class _icss_TestPages_HidePanelWithValidator : System.Web.UI.Page
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

    protected void btnAddStudentToClassDisplay_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        pnlAddStudentToClass.Visible = true;
    protected void btnAddStudentToClassHide_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        pnlAddStudentToClass.Visible = false;

Thank you.
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try setting  the   ValidationGroup="AddStudent" for the Button and the RequiredFieldValidator too

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bobbellowsAuthor Commented:
I missed that.
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