Where in the page lifecycle does validation occur?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by paul.hester, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. paul.hester

    paul.hester Guest

    Hi all,

    I don't use auto postbacks on my web site to keep it javascript-free
    and browser agnostic. Whenever there's a postback to my page I'm using
    the Page_Load event to use the posted data for database updates.
    However, the page hasn't been validated at this point. I can call
    Validate() at this point, but this means the controls will be validated

    At what point in the page lifecycle are the controls validated? When
    would be the best time and place to use the posted data for a database
    update, if not using auto postbacks? My current method doesn't seem

    Thanks in advance,

    paul.hester, Aug 25, 2006
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  2. paul.hester

    Teemu Keiski Guest


    it happens just before postback events are raised (after Page_Load). In
    practise, if you have a Button on Page which triggers validation, it happens
    just before Button's Click event is raised. In the Button's Click event, you
    could then just check Page.IsValid.
    Teemu Keiski, Aug 25, 2006
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  3. paul.hester

    paul.hester Guest

    Thanks Teemu,

    If I don't want to use button events (to avoid the need for javascript)
    where's the best place to check if the posted data is valid and do
    database updates, redirects etc.?


    paul.hester, Aug 25, 2006
  4. paul.hester

    Teemu Keiski Guest

    Just before you need the data. generally you'd want to use events as they
    help in keeping the page code structure clean. Otherwise you have code
    centralized in one place trying to deal all cases.

    Note that Js validation isnt that bad, you have server-side validation
    backing it up in any case.
    Teemu Keiski, Aug 26, 2006
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