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How do I require EMAIL for comments?

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  1. Marko
    Marko avatar
    148 posts
    30 Jul 2008
    18 Dec 2009
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    I'm using a custom template for "detail" display for my blogs, and I added this the RequiredFieldValidator for email, but it doesn't seem to work:
    <asp:Label ID="Label3" runat="Server" Text="<%$Resources:Email %>" AssociatedControlID="emailTxt"></asp:Label> 
    <asp:TextBox ID="emailTxt" runat="server" size="30"></asp:TextBox> 
    <asp:RequiredFieldValidator runat="server" ID="emailVal2" ControlToValidate="emailTxt" ErrorMessage="<%$Resources:EmailEmpty %>" Display="dynamic" CssClass="sf_commentsValidator"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator> 

    This seems to run the client javascript validation fine, but that only works if I type something into the email textbox, then delete it, then change focus into another field (I get a note that Email cannot be blank) .  But that doesn't prevent me from actually submitting the form.  And if I don't type anything into the email box when I start filling out the comment, I won't even get the client-side validation note.

    Looking at how this is done for the Author field...
    <asp:Label ID="Label2" runat="Server" Text="<%$Resources:Name %>" AssociatedControlID="authorTxt"></asp:Label> 
    <asp:TextBox ID="authorTxt" runat="server" size="30"></asp:TextBox> 
    <asp:RequiredFieldValidator runat="server" ID="authorVal" ControlToValidate="authorTxt" ErrorMessage="<%$Resources:NameEmpty %>" Display="dynamic" CssClass="sf_commentsValidator"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator> 

    ... i can't figure out what else I'm missing?
  2. Radoslav Georgiev
    Radoslav Georgiev avatar
    3370 posts
    01 Feb 2016
    19 Dec 2009
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    Hello Marko,

    The required field validator should have the same validation group as the submit button. Since the child controls of the Sitefinity Comments control are actually a controls added to the controls collection in the blog post view you will have to do this with a little bit of code. Please add this server script to the external template for viewing single blog posts, then map the template:
    <script type="text/C#" runat="server">
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            RequiredFieldValidator emailVal2 = (RequiredFieldValidator)this.commentsList.Controls[0].FindControl("emailVal2");
            Button submitBtn = (Button)this.commentsList.Controls[0].FindControl("submitBtn");
            if (submitBtn != null && emailVal2 != null)
                emailVal2.ValidationGroup = submitBtn.ValidationGroup;       

    This should do the trick.

    All the best,
    Radoslav Georgiev
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  3. Marko
    Marko avatar
    148 posts
    30 Jul 2008
    21 Dec 2009
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    Thanks.  That worked great!
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