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How to display user error in form field

How to display user error in form field

How to display user error in form field


I have a small Web form Link that looks like this:

When a user does not complete the form correctly, an error message appears on screen as follows:

That's because there is not enough room to display the error. The best way, I think, of resolving this issue is to display the error message in the form field itself, but how would I do that, please? The relevant code I have for the Name field, for example, is this:

CODE -->

<p><asp:Label ID="Name" Text="Name"></asp:Label>
<asp:TextBox ID="your_name"></asp:TextBox></p>
"RequiredFieldValidator1" controlToValidate="your_name" ForeColor="#FF6666" ErrorMessage="Please complete the Name field"></asp:RequiredFieldValidator> 

Thanks for any help.

RE: How to display user error in form field

You would need to change the textbox's value property, or placeholder property to your error text so it displays inside it. However, something like this cannot be accomplished with HTML alone. You can either use Javascript or keep with your ASP code.

In either case, the solution would fall outside the scope of this forum.

Perhaps forum216: Javascript , or forum333: Microsoft: ASP (Active Server Pages) would be more appropriate.

At its most basic using JS, it would something like:


formObj,textboxObj.value="ERROR MESSAGE HERE"; 

Phil AKA Vacunita
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RE: How to display user error in form field

Thanks, Vacunita

I'll post the same message in the ASP.NET/VB.NET forum (know nothing about JS!).

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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