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#Knockout Validation A KnockoutJS Plugin for model and property validation

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License: MIT

Install

Bower

bower install knockout-validation --save-dev

NuGet

PM> Install-Package Knockout.Validation

NPM

npm install knockout.validation --save

CDN

cdnjs
jsdelivr

##Getting Started

//start using it!
var myValue = ko.observable().extend({ required: true });

//oooh complexity
var myComplexValue = ko.observable().extend({
                     required: true,
                     minLength: 3,
                     pattern: {
                          message: 'Hey this doesnt match my pattern',
                          params: '^[A-Z0-9].$'
                     }
                 });

//or chaining if you like that
var myComplexValue = ko.observable()

myComplexValue.extend({ required: true })
            .extend({ minLength: 3 })
            .extend({ pattern: {
                 message: 'Hey this doesnt match my pattern',
                 params: '^[A-Z0-9].$'
            }});

//want to know if all of your ViewModel's properties are valid?
var myViewModel = ko.validatedObservable({
   property1: ko.observable().extend({ required: true }),
   property2: ko.observable().extend({ max: 10 })
});

console.log(myViewModel.isValid()); //false

myViewModel().property1('something');
myViewModel().property2(9);

console.log(myViewModel.isValid()); //true

see more examples on the Fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/KHFn8/5424/

##Native Validation Rules Required:

var myObj = ko.observable('').extend({ required: true });

Min:

var myObj = ko.observable('').extend({ min: 2 });

Max:

var myObj = ko.observable('').extend({ max: 99 });

MinLength:

var myObj = ko.observable('').extend({ minLength: 3 });

MaxLength:

var myObj = ko.observable('').extend({ maxLength: 12 });

Email:

var myObj = ko.observable('').extend({ email: true });

... and MANY MORE

Much thanks to the jQuery Validation Plug-In team for their work on many of the rules ##Custom Validation Rules ####Custom Rules Custom Rules can be created using the simple example below. All you need is to define a validator function and a default message. The validator function takes in the observable's value, and the params that you pass in with the extend method.

ko.validation.rules['mustEqual'] = {
    validator: function (val, otherVal) {
        return val === otherVal;
    },
    message: 'The field must equal {0}'
};
ko.validation.registerExtenders();

//the value '5' is the second arg ('otherVal') that is passed to the validator
var myCustomObj = ko.observable().extend({ mustEqual: 5 });

Learn more about Custom Rules on the WIKI

###Or Check out our User-Contributed Custom Rules!###

##HTML5 Validation Attributes

Required:

<input type="text" data-bind="value: myProp" required />

Min:

<input type="number" data-bind="value: myProp" min="2" />
<input type="week" data-bind="value:myWeek" min="2012-W03" />
<input type="month" data-bind="value:myMonth" min="2012-08" />

Max:

<input type="number" data-bind="value: myProp" max="99" />
<input type="week" data-bind="value:myWeek" max="2010-W15" />
<input type="month" data-bind="value:myMonth" min="2012-08" />

Pattern:

<input type="text" data-bind="value: myProp" pattern="^[a-z0-9].*" />

Step:

<input type="text" data-bind="value: myProp" step="3" />

Special Note, the 'MinLength' attribute was removed until the HTML5 spec fully supports it

##Knockout Bindings

###ValidationMessage If you want to customize the display of your objects validation message, use the validationMessage binding:

<div>
   <input type="text" data-bind="value: someValue"/>
   <p data-bind="validationMessage: someValue"></p>
<div>

Check out more on Validation Bindings

##Remote Validation Rules Check out our Async Validation and jQuery AJAX Validation

##Localization

Add a reference to the localization js files after the Knockout Validation plugin

<script type="text/javascript" src="knockout.validation.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="el-GR.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="fr-FR.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="de-DE.js"></script>

Apply localized messages

ko.validation.locale('el-GR');