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FluentValidation

A library for using FluentValidation with Blazor

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Installing

You can install from Nuget using the following command:

Install-Package Blazored.FluentValidation

Or via the Visual Studio package manger.

Basic Usage

Start by add the following using statement to your root _Imports.razor.

@using Blazored.FluentValidation

You can then use it as follows within a EditForm component.

<EditForm Model="@_person" OnValidSubmit="@SubmitValidForm">
    <FluentValidationValidator />
    <ValidationSummary />

    <p>
        <label>Name: </label>
        <InputText @bind-Value="@_person.Name" />
    </p>

    <p>
        <label>Age: </label>
        <InputNumber @bind-Value="@_person.Age" />
    </p>

    <p>
        <label>Email Address: </label>
        <InputText @bind-Value="@_person.EmailAddress" />
    </p>

    <button type="submit">Save</button>
</EditForm>

@code {
    private Person _person = new();

    private void SubmitValidForm()
        => Console.WriteLine("Form Submitted Successfully!");
}

Finding Validators

By default, the component will check for validators registered with DI first. If it can't find, any it will then try scanning the applications assemblies to find validators using reflection.

You can control this behaviour using the DisableAssemblyScanning parameter. If you only wish the component to get validators from DI, set the value to true and assembly scanning will be skipped.

<FluentValidationValidator DisableAssemblyScanning="@true" />

You can find examples of different configurations in the sample projects. The Blazor Server project is configured to load validators from DI only. The Blazor WebAssembly project is setup to load validators using reflection.

Note: When scanning assemblies the component will swallow any exceptions thrown by that process. This is to stop exceptions thrown by scanning third party dependencies crashing your app.

Async Validation

If you're using async validation, you can use the ValidateAsync method on the FluentValidationValidator.

<EditForm Model="@_person" OnSubmit="@SubmitFormAsync">
    <FluentValidationValidator @ref="_fluentValidationValidator" />
    <ValidationSummary />

    <p>
        <label>Name: </label>
        <InputText @bind-Value="@_person.Name" />
    </p>

    <p>
        <label>Age: </label>
        <InputNumber @bind-Value="@_person.Age" />
    </p>

    <p>
        <label>Email Address: </label>
        <InputText @bind-Value="@_person.EmailAddress" />
    </p>

    <button type="submit">Save</button>

</EditForm>

@code {
    private Person _person = new();
	private FluentValidationValidator? _fluentValidationValidator;

    private void SubmitFormAsync()
    {
		if (await _fluentValidationValidator!.ValidateAsync())
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Form Submitted Successfully!");
        }
    }
}

RuleSets

RuleSets allow validation rules to be grouped and executed together while ignoring other rules. RulesSets are supported in two ways.

The first is setting RuleSets via the Options parameter on the FluentValidationValidator component.

<FluentValidationValidator Options="@(options => options.IncludeRuleSets("Names"))" />

The second is when manually validating the model using the Validate or ValidateAsync methods.

<FluentValidationValidator @ref="_fluentValidationValidator" />

@code {
    private FluentValidationValidator? _fluentValidationValidator;

    private void PartialValidate()
        => _fluentValidationValidator?.Validate(options => options.IncludeRuleSets("Names"));
}