Custom Validation for Date Field

In this article We learn about how to using Custom Validator for simple date field validation


Steps to be fllowed to write a custom Validator:

Date Of Birth Validation:

//If the user enters date greater than the current
//date of the server then display an error message

1)Create a hidden field control in aspx page in order to have server date rather than client machine date

<asp:HiddenField ID="hdnCurrentDate"  runat="server" />

2)Convert the date to required format from code behind aspx.cs file
//Setting the current date value to hidden field
//This Current date is sent to a function to check the
//Date Of Birth

hdnCurrentDate.Value = DateTime.Now.ToString("dd-MM-yyyy");

3)Add a Custom validator for the required date field
<asp:CustomValidator ID="custDateOfBirth"  runat="server" 	ControlToValidate="txtBirthDate" ClientValidationFunction="CheckDate" ErrorMessage="Enter less than the current date" CssClass="ClsRedtext"  SetFocusOnError="true"></asp:CustomValidator>

4)Write a javascript function to handle the validation

function CheckDate(oSrc,args)
//The below two ids are view source of the aspx file
//of the respective controls one is Entered date and the other is hidden field date

var dateOfBirthClientID = document.getElementById('ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_txtBirthDate');
var systemDateClientID = document.getElementById('ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_hdnCurrentDate');

var dateOfBirth = dateOfBirthClientID.value;
var systemDate = systemDateClientID.value;

var ArrDob = dateOfBirth.split("-");

var DobMonth = ArrDob[0];
var DobDate = ArrDob[1];
var DobYear = ArrDob[2];

var ArrSysDate = systemDate.split("-");

var SysDate = ArrSysDate[0];
var SysMonth = ArrSysDate[1];
var SysYear = ArrSysDate[2];

//alert("DobYear="+DobYear+"SysYear ="+SysYear +"DobMonth="+DobMonth+"SysMonth="+SysMonth+"DobDate="+DobDate+"SysDate="+SysDate);

if(DobYear > SysYear)
args.IsValid = false;
else if((DobYear == SysYear) && (DobMonth > SysMonth))
args.IsValid = false;

else if((DobYear == SysYear) && (DobMonth == SysMonth) && (DobDate > SysDate))
args.IsValid = false;
args.IsValid = true;


Its a good example to start with a small custom control for starters


Author: Bunty20 May 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

nice stuff and give some more

Author: vasanthiraajan30 May 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2


Very nice.


Author: Ashutosh Kumar31 May 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Nice article


Author: Mahesh Raj07 Jun 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

This is very good information,Continue posting such useful articles.

Author: Raghuramakarthikeyan08 Aug 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

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Author: purushothaman09 Aug 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

hi Prasad ,

i struggle a lot before ,
now my problem solve
nice Information Handing dates in javascripts

Author: Geetha13 Aug 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

HI very Nice.
Thanks a lot.

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