Microsoft FrontPage - Be Sure To Name Your Form Fields Before Adding Validation (FrontPage 2000/2002/2003)

When you enable validation on a form field, it's important that you give the field a descriptive name in the Display Name field of whichever validation dialog box you're using. (If you're validating a textbox field, for example, the dialog box is called Text Box Validation.)

FrontPage uses the display name in the message box that appears when a field doesn't contain valid data. If you don't specify a display name, the message box instead refers to the field's internal name, yielding a cryptic message like this:

  • "Please enter a value for the 'T1' field."

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