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9/11/2015 3:57 PM

I'm trying to have a login control and registration control side-by-side. I've managed to do this in a few ways but in each case, I have an issue where the Registration field validators are firing when the user clicks the login button with a mouse. It works fine if they enter the username and password in the login form and hit the enter key. So, how can I prevent the registration validators from firing when they click the login button?

In looking at the rendered code, I noticed that the enter key causes a "__doPostBack" but clicking the login button causes a "WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions".

If this were normal .NET code, I could set validationGroups but everything seems to be using the DnnFormEditor for rendering the Registration controls and the Login control (/DesktopModules/Admin/Authentication/Login.ascx) has all sorts of convoluted code that makes it very difficult to look at modifying that code.

I tried using the InteractiveWebs AdvancedLogin module but it seems really dated as was causing a variety of issues.

This should be a fairly common need as it's a common UI approach and it's disappointing there's not an easy way to do this using standard modules.

Any suggestions?

David O'Leary
Efficion Consulting
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9/11/2015 4:20 PM

To clarify, here's what I'm seeing when I click the login button.


David O'Leary
Efficion Consulting
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9/15/2015 12:16 AM

David, I reported this issue to DNN-19733 a long time ago, but it looks like it's been neglected. Please post your comment in the bug tracker and see if you can get them to re-open it. I agree, it certainly feels like a much needed feature and it's severely broken. It should also be an easy fix.


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9/15/2015 3:52 PM
Thanks Stephen. FYI you pasted the wrong link for the issue you created. The proper link to your issue is:
I'll add comments there.

David O'Leary
Efficion Consulting
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9/29/2015 1:03 PM
I solved this with a bit of a hack by turning off the validation for the login form by using javascript. I injected a javascript file with the following to the page header.

$(document).ready(function() {
$('#dnn_ctr441_Login_Login_DNN_cmdLogin').attr('href',' WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions(new WebForm_PostBackOptions("dnn$ctr441$Login$Login_DNN$cmdLogin", "", false, "", "", false, true))');

You'll need to change the control id if you want to use this.

David O'Leary
Efficion Consulting
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