how to prevent kendo validation on pressing enter key ?

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  1. frederic
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    Apr 2015

    Posted 01 Jun 2015 Link to this post


    Using a kendo ui validator on a form, it seems that pressing the enter key in a text field cause the validate() method to run.

    How to prevent this behavior ?


    Thank you.



  2. Plamen Lazarov
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    Posted 03 Jun 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Laurent,

    The described behavior is expected since pressing the Enter key will fire the form's submit event. As a workaround the keypress event handler could be used in order to detect if the Enter key has been pressed and prevent the default actions if it is:

      if(e.keyCode === 13){

    I have prepared a simple demo illustrating this approach. Please note that using this approach will not allow you to submit the form by pressing the Enter key. 

    Plamen Lazarov
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  4. frederic
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    Apr 2015

    Posted 04 Jun 2015 in reply to Plamen Lazarov Link to this post

    hi Plamen,

    Thank you for your prompt response. Finaly, I found my way by using the "novalidate" attribute on form tag + binding submit event on form to false. 


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