Perform custom validation using form validator in Angular Maskedtextbox component

21 Sep 20226 minutes to read

To perform custom validation on the MaskedTextBox use the FormValidator along with custom validation rules.

In the following example, the MaskedTextBox is validated for invalid mobile number by adding custom validation in the rules collection of the FormValidator.

import { Component, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { MaskedTextBoxComponent  } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-inputs';
import { FormValidator, FormValidatorModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-inputs';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    // sets mask format to the MaskedTextBox
    template: `
    <form #formElement class="form-horizontal">
        <div class="form-group">
            <div class="col-sm-6">
                <br/><ejs-maskedtextbox id="masktextbox" #mask="" mask='000-000-0000' name="mask_value" placeholder= 'Mobile Number' floatLabelType= 'Always'></ejs-maskedtextbox>
            </div>
                <button type="button" id="submit_btn" (click)="btnClick()" style="margin-top: 10px">Submit</button>
        </div>
    </form>
    `
})

export class AppComponent {
    @ViewChild('formElement') element;
    @ViewChild('mask') mask: MaskedTextBoxComponent;
    public formObject: FormValidator;
    ngAfterViewInit() {
        let customFn: (args: { [key: string]: string }) => boolean = (args: { [key: string]: string }) => {
        let argsLength = args.element.ej2_instances[0].value.length;
        if(argsLength != 0) {
            return argsLength >= 10;
        }
        else {
            return true;
        }
        };

        let custom: (args: { [key: string]: string }) => boolean = (args: { [key: string]: string }) => {
        let argsLength = args.element.ej2_instances[0].value.length;
        if(argsLength == 0) {
            return 0;
        }
        else {
            return argsLength;
        }
        };

        // sets required property in the FormValidator rules collection
        let options: FormValidatorModel = {
            rules: {
                'mask_value': { numberValue: [customFn, 'Enter valid mobile number'] },

            }
        }
        this.formObject = new FormValidator(this.element.nativeElement, options);

        //FormValidator rule is added for empty MaskedTextBox
        this.formObject.addRules('mask_value', { maxLength: [custom, 'Enter mobile number'] });
        // places error label outside the MaskedTextBox using the customPlacement event of FormValidator
        let customPlace: (element: HTMLElement, error: HTMLElement) => void = (element: HTMLElement, error: HTMLElement) => {
            document.querySelector(".form-group").appendChild(error);
        };
        this.formObject.customPlacement = customPlace;
    }
    public btnClick(): void {
        // validates the MaskedTextBox
        this.formObject.validate("mask_value");
        // checks for incomplete value and alerts the formt submit
        if (this.mask.element.value !== "" && this.mask.element.value.indexOf(this.mask.promptChar) === -1) {
            alert("Submitted");
        }
    }
}
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { MaskedTextBoxModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-inputs';
import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';

/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule, MaskedTextBoxModule, FormsModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);