JDS JDS - 3 months ago 7
jQuery Question

How to correctly validate a modal form

I can't seem to get validation to work on my bootstrap modal, I have struggled with several of the examples that I have encountered.

What is the correct way to validate a bootstrap modal?

My HTML:

<div class="modal fade" id="addMyModal" role="dialog">
<div class="modal-dialog">
<div class="modal-content">
<div class="modal-header">
<button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal">&times;</button>
<h4 class="modal-title">Add Stuff</h4>
</div>
<div class="modal-body">
<form class="form-control" role="form" id="newModalForm">
<div class="form-group">
<label class="control-label col-md-3" for="email">A p Name:</label>
<div class="col-md-9">
<input type="text" class="form-control required error" id="pName" name="pName" placeholder="Enter a p name" />
</div>
</div>
<div class="form-group">
<label class="control-label col-md-3" for="email">Action:</label>
<div class="col-md-9">
<input type="text" class="form-control" id="action" placeholder="Enter and action">
</div>
</div>
</form>
</div>
<div class="modal-footer">
<button type="button" class="btn btn-success" id="btnSaveIt">Save</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-default" id="btnCloseIt" data-dismiss="modal">Close</button>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>


My Javascript:

$(function () {

$("#newModalForm").validate({
rules: {
pName: {
required: true,
minlength: 8
},
action: "required"
},
messages: {
pName: {
required: "Please enter some data",
minlength: "Your data must be at least 8 characters"
},
action: "Please provide some data"
}
});
});


Based upon my code nothing appears to happen when I click the save button on modal. I am utilizing the jquery.validate.js script.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Answer

You have two issues:

  1. You're button needs to be set to type="submit" not type="button"

  2. Your submit button should be inside your form tag.

See working example Snippet.

$(function() {

  $("#newModalForm").validate({
    rules: {
      pName: {
        required: true,
        minlength: 8
      },
      action: "required"
    },
    messages: {
      pName: {
        required: "Please enter some data",
        minlength: "Your data must be at least 8 characters"
      },
      action: "Please provide some data"
    }
  });
});
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-validate/1.14.0/jquery.validate.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
<link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<button type="button" class="btn btn-info btn-lg" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#addMyModal">Open Modal</button>
<div class="modal fade" id="addMyModal" role="dialog">
  <div class="modal-dialog">
    <div class="modal-content">
      <div class="modal-header">
        <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal">&times;</button>
        <h4 class="modal-title">Add Stuff</h4>
      </div>
      <div class="modal-body">
        <form role="form" id="newModalForm">
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="control-label col-md-3" for="email">A p Name:</label>
            <div class="col-md-9">
              <input type="text" class="form-control" id="pName" name="pName" placeholder="Enter a p name" require/>
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="form-group">
            <label class="control-label col-md-3" for="email">Action:</label>
            <div class="col-md-9">
              <input type="text" class="form-control" id="action" name="action" placeholder="Enter and action" require>
            </div>
          </div>
          <div class="modal-footer">
            <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success" id="btnSaveIt">Save</button>
            <button type="button" class="btn btn-default" id="btnCloseIt" data-dismiss="modal">Close</button>
          </div>
        </form>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>