Review: Validation and More Controls
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by Steven Smith
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Overall, I spent several hours working with VAM and found it to be very well-documented and intuitive. The data entry controls provide a much richer user experience than standard HTML form controls, and the validation controls are leaps and bounds better than the ASP.NET 1.x validation control suite. ASP.NET 2.0 addresses a few of the most glaring issues with the 1.x validators, such as introducing validation groups, but doesn't come close to approaching the flexibility and features provided by the VAM suite. In the future, I will certainly use the VAM suite instead of the built-in validation controls, and you may expect to see VAM controls soon in certain areas of

If you do any data entry web form development, this suite of controls is worthy of your attention (at least worth less than an hour to download and play with the free trial). The per-server license price of $200 is very reasonable, and is certainly less than it would cost for any reasonably-paid developer to build even one of these controls. As with Peter's Date Package, I'm very impressed with this product from

If you're looking for more information, check out the PeterBlum Message Board (Yahoo Group).

Anand's Review of Peter's Validation and More (older version) (2 October 2003)

Solving the Challenges of ASP.NET Validation (1 August 2005) MessageBoard

ASP.NET Validation Controls QuickStarts Tutorial

ASP.NET 2.0 Validation Controls QuickStarts Tutorial

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User Comments

Title: developer   
Name: Truc Truong
Date: 2007-04-09 5:54:08 AM
I used your VAM tool and i have a problem
Can you send me by mail about Exmaple?
I used VAM:ValidationSummary for show Error
I have two TextBox and one Button "TextBox1, TextBox2".
Show Error by ValidationSummary
Else // Only one control not null is Submit

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