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How to check for empty editor content
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Jon
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Jon asked on 20 Jan 2016, 09:52 AM

I have a basic editor that I need to check for content. If empty I will generate error. My code to check for empty is:

    var dropdownlist = $("#addNew_dTeam").data("kendoDropDownList");
        if (dropdownlist.value() == "") {
            validFlag = false;
            errorMsg = "<li>Select Team</li>"
        }

        dropdownlist = $("#addNew_dType").data("kendoDropDownList");
        if (dropdownlist.value() == "") {
            validFlag = false;
            errorMsg += "<li>Select Entry Type</li>"
        }

        var multiSelect = $("#msServers").data("kendoMultiSelect");
        if (multiSelect.value() == "") {
            validFlag = false;
            errorMsg += "<li>Add at least one Server or select N/A</li>"
        }

        var editor = $("#diaryComments").data("kendoEditor");
        if (editor.value() == "") {
            validFlag = false;
            errorMsg += "<li>A comment is mandatory</li>"
        }

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Jon
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answered on 20 Jan 2016, 09:56 AM

Ooops hit enter and the question posted....

As you can see I'm checking a couple of dropdowns, a multiselect and an editor. The dropdowns and the multiselect correctly flag an error. The editor although I have no text is not being caught with editor.value() == ""

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Alex Gyoshev
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answered on 21 Jan 2016, 10:06 AM

Hello Jon,

The editor content may be empty, but still contain blank paragraph tags. You may need to account for that in the validation logic.

Zooming out of the issue, consider using the Kendo Validator instead of developing your own validation logic.

Regards,
Alex Gyoshev
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