Validation Lookup

3 posts, 1 answers
  1. David Ocasio
    David Ocasio avatar
    161 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2009

    Posted 17 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    This is a difficult  question.
    I suspect the answer is hell no.

    Is there any provision or functionality in the grid that allows for
    row validation  or cell validation
    against a domain data source query operation.

    heres the first scenario.
    A person enters inline the contents of a number of fields in a single row.
    one of the fields is freeform and anything can be entered.
    this need to be validated against the database for validity.
    it may also be prefaced by the neighboring field


    field1 field2
    a    b            allowed
    c    d            allowed
    a    d            not allowed

    My first instinct is to try the rowvalidating event
    but since all the domain operations are asynchronous
    i cannot block the event.

    i guess i could cancel it
    And try to end the edit again when the validation call returns.

    i cannot draw all the possible records to the client so i am forced to
    Make the lookup after they edit the row and not provide a dropdown.

    any advise, ideas
    or is this a pipe dream


  2. Answer
    Nedyalko Nikolov
    Nedyalko Nikolov avatar
    871 posts

    Posted 20 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hello David Ocasio,

    Unfortunately answer to your questions is no indeed. In order to use Validating events in such asynchronous case you could provide some proxy classes (view model pattern). These proxy classes you can validate using EnterpriseLibrary.ValidationBlock. The main advantage of the Validation block is that you can change validation rules on the fly (just update config file when data base validations are changed and restart the application).

    Sincerely yours,
    Nedyalko Nikolov
    the Telerik team

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  3. David Ocasio
    David Ocasio avatar
    161 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2009

    Posted 20 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    thought as much

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