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aspnet-client-validation

A client validation library for ASP.NET MVC that does not require jQuery

by Phil Haack

0.5.5 (see all)License:MITTypeScript:Built-In
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ASP.NET Client Validation

Enables ASP.NET MVC client-side validation without jQuery! Originally forked from https://github.com/ryanelian/aspnet-validation. This library replaces the need for jquery.validate.min.js, jquery.validate.unobtrusive.min.js. It's a nearly drop-in replacement. The only difference is you need to initialize the library as shown in the Quickstart Guide.

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Install

npm install aspnet-client-validation

or

yarn add aspnet-client-validation

Alternatively, extract these files from the dist.zip folder of the latest release:

  • aspnet-validation.min.js
  • aspnet-validation.min.js.map

aspnet-client-validation uses Promise API, which is not supported in Internet Explorer. It is recommended to use promise-polyfill or ts-polyfill or core-js to resolve this issue...

If you are also using Bootstrap, you may un-jQuery the application by using https://github.com/thednp/bootstrap.native

Quick Start Guide

Via \<script src="...">

<script src="promise-polyfill.min.js"></script>
<script src="aspnet-validation.min.js"></script>
// Exposes window['aspnetValidation']
var v = new aspnetValidation.ValidationService();
v.bootstrap();

Via CommonJS / Browserify

require('core-js');
const aspnetValidation = require('aspnet-client-validation');

let v = new aspnetValidation.ValidationService();
v.bootstrap();

Via TypeScript / ES Modules

import 'ts-polyfill';
import { ValidationService } from 'aspnet-client-validation';

let v = new ValidationService();
v.bootstrap();

Use instapack for easy, rapid, and painless web application front-end development using TypeScript!

Why?

jquery-3.3.2.min.js + jquery.validate.min.js + jquery.validate.unobtrusive.min.js = 112 KB

aspnet-validation.min.js: 10.6 KB (9.46%, ~4 KB GZIP)

  • promise-polyfill: +3.06 KB (< 1 KB GZIP)

Building the Source Code

git clone https://github.com/haacked/aspnet-client-validation.git
npm install
script/build   # If using PowerShell: script/build.ps1

Adding Custom Validation

Example stolen from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/mvc/models/validation

Server Code (C#)

public class ClassicMovieAttribute : ValidationAttribute, IClientModelValidator
{
    private int _year;

    public ClassicMovieAttribute(int Year)
    {
        _year = Year;
    }

    protected override ValidationResult IsValid(object value, ValidationContext validationContext)
    {
        Movie movie = (Movie)validationContext.ObjectInstance;

        if (movie.Genre == Genre.Classic && movie.ReleaseDate.Year > _year)
        {
            return new ValidationResult(GetErrorMessage());
        }

        return ValidationResult.Success;
    }

    public void AddValidation(ClientModelValidationContext context)
    {
        if (context == null)
        {
            throw new ArgumentNullException(nameof(context));
        }

        MergeAttribute(context.Attributes, "data-val", "true");
        MergeAttribute(context.Attributes, "data-val-classicmovie", GetErrorMessage());

        var year = _year.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
        MergeAttribute(context.Attributes, "data-val-classicmovie-year", year);
    }
}

Client Code

import { ValidationService } from 'aspnet-client-validation';
let v = new ValidationService();

v.addProvider('classicmovie', (value, element, params) => {
    if (!value) {
        // Let [Required] handle validation error for empty input...
        return true;
    }

    // Unlike the original, data-val-classicmovie-year is bound automatically to params['year'] as string!
    let year = parseInt(params.year);
    let date = new Date(value);
    let genre = (document.getElementById('Genre') as HTMLSelectElement).value;

    if (genre && genre === '0') {
        return date.getFullYear() <= year;
    }

    return true;
});

v.bootstrap();

Adding Custom Asynchronous Validation

Other than boolean and string, addProvider callback accepts Promise<string | boolean> as return value:

v.addProvider('io', (value, element, params) => {
    if (!value) {
        return true;
    }

    return async () => {
        let result: number = await Some_IO_Operation(value);
        return result > 0;
    };
});

Subscribing to Client Form Validation Event

const form = document.getElementById('form');
form.addEventListener('validation', function (e) {
    /* Check if form is valid here. */
});

Programatically validate a form

v.validateForm(document.getElementById('form'));

Checking form validity

v.isValid(document.getElementById('form'))

By default it will try to validate the form, before returning whether the form is valid. This can be disabled by setting the prevalidate parameter like so:

v.isValid(document.getElementById('form'), false)

You can also supply a callback function to be run after the check.

v.isValid(document.getElementById('form'), true, myCallbackFn)

Checking field validity

Similar to checking a forms validity, you can check individual fields too.

v.isFieldValid(document.getElementById('field'))

By default it will try to validate the form surrounding the field, before returning whether the field is valid. This can be disabled by setting the prevalidate parameter like so:

v.isFieldValid(document.getElementById('field'), false)

You can also supply a callback function to be run after the check.

v.isFieldValid(document.getElementById('field'), true, myCallbackFn)

Downloads/wk

232

GitHub Stars

56

LAST COMMIT

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CONTRIBUTORS

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OPEN PRs

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