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Posts Tagged ‘dialog’

jQuery – Modal Dialog

87Tr Last week I introduced the jQuery Dialog plugin, which allows us to put various dialogs on the screen.

I only gave out the basics of this flexible widget to keep things simple.  Today, I want to expand on that a bit by showing off some of the other capabilities.

If you’ve been coding along, pull out the code from last week, because that’s where I’ll be starting from.

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jQuery Dialog – With Validation Controls

sahara

Chances are, you’ll eventually want to use a dialog box in combination with some form elements, and when you do, you’ll probably want to implement some validation.

True, there are some great validation routines available in jQuery, but they only validate on the client side.  They are, after all, Javascript.

As you are probably aware, the advantage of using validation controls with ASP.NET is that they validate on both the client side and the server side and even if we assume that everyone using our web page is using Javascript and has it turned on, there is still the possibility that someone will turn Javascript off so they can circumvent your validations.

So how do we use validation controls AND allow the form to be a jQuery dialog?

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jQuery – Dialog

food-cof-019 Ever since pop-up windows became “evil” in the web development world, developers have been looking for other ways to achieve the same effect.  The most common method is to use some sort of absolute positioned DIV, but even doing that, a lot of the work is in making the pop-up look like a dialog.

Now, with the dialog widget available in the jQuery UI library, our lives have become much easier.

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