30 Oct 20183 minutes to read

You can validate the RichTextEditor’s value on form submission by applying validationRules and validationMessage to the RichTextEditor.


jquery.validate.min script file should be referred for validation, for more details, refer here.Please refer here to know more details on the steps for validation.

jQuery Validation Methods

The following are jQuery validation methods.

List of jQuery validation methods

Rules Description
required Requires value for the RichTextEditor control.
minWordCount Requires the value to be of given minimum words count.
minlength Requires the value to be of given minimum characters count.
maxlength Requires the value to be of given maximum characters count.

Validation Rules

The validation rules help you to verify the content by adding validation attributes to the text area. This can be set by using validationRules property.

Validation Messages

You can set your own custom error message by using validationMessage property. To display the error message, specify the corresponding annotation attribute followed by the message to display.


jQuery predefined error messages to that annotation attribute will be shown when this property is not defined. The below given example explain this behavior of ‘maxLength’ attribute,

When you initialize the RichTextEditor widget, it creates a text area hidden element which is used to store the value. Hence, the validation is performed based on the value stored in this hidden element.

Required field, minlength, maxlength, minWordCount and maxWordCount values validation is demonstrated in the below given example.

  • HTML
  • <form id="form1">
            <textarea id ="editor"></textarea>
            <button id="save">Validate</button>
  • <script type="text/javascript">
            $(function () {
    				size: "large",
    				showRoundedCorner: true,
    				type : "submit"
    				value: "The RichTextEditor (RTE) control enables you to edit the contents with insert table and images," +
    						" it also provides a toolbar that helps to apply rich text formats to the content entered in the TextArea.",
                     allowEditing: true,
    				 showFooter : true,
    				 validationRules: {
    						required: true,                
    						maxlength: 150,
    						minWordCount: 10,
    				 validationMessage: {
                        required: "Required RTE value",
                        minWordCount: "Minimum word count not reached.",
                        maxWordCount: "Maximum word count reached."