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JQuery Highlight border and background color of form controls when validation fails in

Dec 27, 2011

In this article I will explain how to highlight or change background and border color of form controls when validation fails in using JQuery.

In previous articles I explained about Display validation error messages with images and Change textbox background when validation fails and Ajax Password Strength using . Now I will explain how to highlight form controls when validation fails using JQuery in

In one of the website I saw different type of form validations in registration form when we click on submit button without entering any data they are highlighting controls and changing the background color of controls. We can implement this functionality easily by using available JQuery plugins.
First open Visual Studio and create new website after that right click on your website and add new folder and give name as JS and insert script files in folder you should get it from attached folder. After that write the following code in your aspx page 

<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<title>Highlight page controls when validation fails in</title>
<script src="JS/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="JS/jquery.validate.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="JS/jquery.maskedinput.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="JS/mktSignup.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="stylesheet.css" />
<form runat="server" >
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" align="center">
<h2>Billing Information</h2>
<tr class="subTable">
<td colspan="2">
<div style="background-color: #EEEEEE; border: 1px solid #CCCCCC; padding: 10px;" class="subTableDiv">
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<td class="label">First Name:</td>
<td class="field"><asp:TextBox ID="firstname" CssClass="ValidationRequired" runat="server"/></td>
<td class="label">Last Name:</td>
<td class="field"><asp:TextBox ID="lastname" CssClass="ValidationRequired" runat="server"/></td>
<td class="label">Email:</td>
<td class="field"><asp:TextBox ID="email" runat="server"  CssClass="ValidationRequired email"/>
<div class="formError"></div>
<td class="label">Address:</td>
<td class="field"><asp:TextBox ID="bill_address1" runat="server"  CssClass="ValidationRequired"/></td>
<td class="label"></td>
<td class="field"><asp:TextBox ID="bill_address2" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired"/></td>
<td class="label">City:</td>
<td class="field"><asp:TextBox ID="bill_city" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired"/></td>
<td class="label">State:</td>
<td class="field">
<asp:DropDownList ID="ddlState" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired">
<asp:ListItem value="">Choose State</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem Value="AL">Alabama</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="AK">Alaska</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="AL">Alabama </asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="AK">Alaska</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="AZ">Arizona</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="AR">Arkansas</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="CA">California</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="CO">Colorado</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="CT">Connecticut</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="DE">Delaware</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="FL">Florida</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="GA">Georgia</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="HI">Hawaii</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem  value="ID">Idaho</asp:ListItem>
<td class="label">Zip:</td>
<td class="field">
<asp:TextBox ID="txtZip" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired zipcode"/>
<td class="label">Phone:</td>
<td class="field">
<asp:TextBox ID="txtPhone" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired phone"/>
<td class="label">Credit Card Type:</td>
<td class="field">
<asp:DropDownList ID="ddlCardType" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired">
<asp:ListItem Value="">Choose Credit Card</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="amex">American Express</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="discover">Discover</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="mastercard">MasterCard</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="visa">Visa</asp:ListItem>
<td class="label">Expiration:</td>
<td class="field">
<asp:DropDownList ID="ddlExpMonth" runat="server">
<asp:ListItem value="01">Jan</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="02">Feb</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="03">Mar</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="04">Apr</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="05">May</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="06">Jun</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="07">Jul</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="08">Aug</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="09">Sep</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="10">Oct</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="11">Nov</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="12">Dec</asp:ListItem>
<asp:DropDownList ID="ddlExpYear" runat="server">
<asp:ListItem value="2007">2007</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2008" Selected="True">2008</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2009">2009</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2010">2010</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2011">2011</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2012">2012</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2013">2013</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2014">2014</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2015">2015</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem value="2016">2016</asp:ListItem>
<td class="label">Credit Card Number:</td>
<td class="field">
<asp:TextBox ID="creditcard" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired" MaxLength="40"/>
<td class="label"><label for="cc_cvv">Security Code:</label></td>
<td class="field">
<asp:TextBox ID="txtccNumber" runat="server" CssClass="ValidationRequired" MaxLength="4" style="width: 30px;"/>
<div class="buttonSubmit">
<asp:Button ID="btnSubmit" runat="server" Text="Submit" CssClass="formButton" onclick="btnSubmit_Click" />
</div><br clear="all"/>
<td colspan="2"> <asp:Label ID="lblResult" runat="server" Font-Bold="true"/></td>
If you observe above code in header section I added some of script files and css files by using those files we have a chance to highlight controls when validation fails using JQuery in Here one thing we need to remember that is if we want add validation for particular control then we need to add css class CssClass="ValidationRequired" to that particular control.

Now add following code in code behind

protected void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
lblResult.Visible = true;
lblResult.Text = "Successfully Validated all the controls";
lblResult.ForeColor = Color.Green;
After run your application and check the output.


Download sample code attached


Here we can customize the script files based on our requirement if you observe above demo in that ZiP Code , Phone Number and Credit Card Number fields are allowing only numbers in particular format based on our settings in our script file.

To know more about this JQuery plugin check these sites and JQuery tooltip demo page

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PavelKaZi said...

Hi, this is very useful. Thx.

But :-) when I have more how one button on page. So they validation page too. How can i create CausesValidation="false"??? Is is possible?

thank for answer

Ciupaz said...

is it possible to render in red the labels too?


palanivelu samudi said...

thank you dude...its save my time

Anonymous said...

What about RadioButton?

Ram said...

Hi, how to create the following files

Anonymous said...

How to get validation error messages next to controls instead of in validation summary.

koti said...

Wat about radiobutton list,check box list,

Unknown said...

Really it's a useful site jii...good job.....

Arun Chauhan said...

i can not say something ...but it's the more and more helpful site....thanks sir..

chandu said...

Hai...This is chandrakanth...its very useful site...Thanks

chandu said...

Hello..I want to Know How to Select multiple rows in gridview in ASP.NET by Using CheckBoxes.

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