In this article I will explain with an example, how to perform Client Side Email validation using Data Annotation attribute and jQuery in ASP.Net Core Razor Pages.
The Client Side Email validation will be performed using Model class and Data Annotation attributes.
 
 
Model
The following Model class consists of one property Email. The property is decorated with the following Data Annotation attributes for performing validations.
1. Required Data Annotation attribute.
2. EmailAddress Data Annotation attribute.
The Data Annotations attributes can be used with the Entity Data Model (EDM), LINQ to SQL, and other data models.
The Required Data Annotation and the EmailAddress Data Annotation attributes have been specified with a property Error Message with a string value. As the name suggests, this string value will be displayed to the user when the respective validation fails.
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
 
namespace Email_Validation_Razor_Core.Models
{
    public class PersonModel
    {
        [Required(ErrorMessage = "Email is required.")]
        [EmailAddress(ErrorMessage = "Invalid Email Address.")]
        public string Email { get; set; }
    }
}
 
 
Razor PageModel (Code-Behind)
The PageModel consists of following two Handler methods.
Handler method for handling GET operation
This Handler method handles the GET calls, for this particular example it is not required and hence left empty.
 
Handler method for handling POST operation
This Handler method handles the POST operation and when the form is submitted, the object of the PersonModel class is sent to this method.
public class IndexModel : PageModel
{
    public PersonModel Person { get; set; }
    public void OnGet()
    {
    }
 
    public void OnPostSubmit(PersonModel person)
    {   
    }
}
 
 
Razor Page (HTML)
Inside the HTML of Razor Page, in the very first line the PersonModel class is declared as Model for the View.
The Form
The HTML of Razor Page consists of an HTML Form which has been created using following ASP.Net Tag Helpers attribute.
>method – It specifies the Form Method i.e. GET or POST. In this case it will be set to POST.
 
The Form consists of a HTML INPUT TextBox, a SPAN element and a Submit Button.
The INPUT TextBox has been assigned with asp-for Tag Helper attribute and its value is set with the Email property of the PersonModel object. Thus, this signifies that the validation will be performed for the Email property.
The SPAN has been assigned with asp-validation-for Tag Helper attribute and here also its value is set with the Email property of the PersonModel object which signifies that it is used for displaying the validation message for the Email property.
The Submit Button has been set with the POST Handler method using the asp-page-handler attribute.
Note: In the Razor PageModel, the Handler method name is OnPostSubmit but here it will be specified as Submit when calling from the Razor HTML Page.
 
Enabling Client-Side validations
By default, the validations performed using Data Annotations and Model class is performed on Server Side.
In order to enable Client-Side validations, you will need to inherit the following script files.
1. jquery.js
2. jquery.validate.js
3. jquery.validate.unobtrusive.js
Once, the above files are inherited automatically the Client-Side validations using Data Annotations is enabled.
@page
@model Email_Validation_Razor_Core.Pages.IndexModel
@addTagHelper*, Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc.TagHelpers
@{
    Layout = null;
}
 
<!DOCTYPE html>
 
<html>
<head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
    <title>Index</title>
    <style type="text/css">
        body { font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt; }
        .error { color: red; }
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <form method="post">
        <table>
            <tr>
                <td><input asp-for="Person.Email" /></td>
                <td><span asp-validation-for="Person.Email" class="error"></span></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
                <td><input type="submit" value="Submit" asp-page-handler="Submit" /></td>
                <td></td>
            </tr>
        </table>
 
        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.6.0/jquery.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-validate/1.19.3/jquery.validate.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery-validation-unobtrusive/3.2.12/jquery.validate.unobtrusive.js"></script>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
 
 
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ASP.Net Core Razor Pages: Client Side Email Validation using Data Annotation attributes and jQuery

 
 
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