How to disable clientside validation if control is readonly?

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  1. mqsash
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    May 2012

    Posted 01 May 2013 Link to this post


    On most of our system's pages we have input controls with required field validators for a few of the controls and the validators work just fine.

    Now, under certain conditions, for example based on user permissions, some of these input controls can be rendered as readonly.
    In such situations we would like the validator (at least the clientside validator) to not fire if the control is empty but readonly.

    Whats the best way to achieve the above in a centralized code? 
    FYI - In the past we have used other third party controls in which the validator automatically skipped the client side validation if the control was readonly or disabled. Does telerik have a way to achieve the same behavior?

  2. Vasil
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    Posted 06 May 2013 Link to this post


    You can use CustomValidator and to check if control is ReadOnly. Or you can add the validators only if the controls are not ReadOnly.
    I am not sure about the other controls. Maybe they are overriding parts of the JavaScripts of the Validators to achieve this. However we are not supporting such functionality to validate the TextBoxes only if they are not read only.
    There is a thread in Microsoft's site about the issue: and it looks more like a problem, than a desired function of the Validator controls.

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