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Client Side Validation using FormValidator in React TimePicker component

08 Dec 2021 / 2 minutes to read

To achieve the client side validation in a TimePicker component by using Essential JavaScript 2 FormValidator. It provides an option to customize the feedback error messages to the corresponding fields to take action to resolve the issue.

In the following example, the required field validation is implemented by mapping the name attribute value to the rules property. It validates the TimePicker component and displays the validation message when the textbox value is empty, during form post back or focus out.

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// import the ripple effect
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
// import the form validator related functions
import { FormValidator, FormValidatorModel } from '@syncfusion/ej2-inputs';
// import the timepicker
import { TimePickerComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-calendars';
import * as React from "react";
import * as ReactDOM from "react-dom";

// enable ripple effect

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}> {

    public componentDidMount(): void {
        const options: FormValidatorModel = {
            customPlacement: (inputElement: HTMLElement, errorElement: HTMLElement) => {
                const parentElement: HTMLElement = inputElement.parentElement as HTMLElement;
                (parentElement.parentElement as HTMLElement).appendChild(errorElement);
            rules: {
                // must specify the name attribute value in rules section with required validation
                'timepicker': { required: true }
        const formObject: FormValidator = new FormValidator('#form-element', options);
        formObject.addRules('timepicker', {required: true});

    public render() {
        return (
            <form id='form-element'>
                <TimePickerComponent id="timepicker" placeholder="Select a Time" />
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('timer'));