jQuery Plugin For Easy Client Side Form Validation - bValidator

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jQuery Plugin For Easy Client Side Form Validation - bValidator

bValidator is a simple jQuery plugin for executing client side validation as you submit a form, displaying error & hint messages next to the invalid inputs.

How to use it:

1. Include the jQuery Javascript library and the jQuery bValidator plugin at the end of your document.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.1.min.js"></script>
<script src="bvalidator.jquery.js"></script>

2. All you have to do is add custom HTML5 data-* attributes to your form controls. The plugin comes with a lot of pre-defined validation rules as shown below. You can also create your own rules using regular expression.

  • data-bvStrict="email": email address validation
  • data-bvStrict="phone": phone number validation. 9 digits.
  • data-bvStrict="number": number validation.
  • data-bvStrict="number:1": number > 1
  • data-bvStrict="number::10": number < 10
  • data-bvStrict="number:1:10": 1 < number <10
  • data-bvStrict="notEmpty": input can't be empty
  • data-bvStrict="empty": input has to be empty
  • data-bvStrict="string": input has to be strings
  • data-bvStrict="date:format": date format validation
  • data-bvStrict="checked": checkbox has to be checked
  • data-bvStrict="reg:^[\d]{2,3}$": validate input by regular expression
  • data-bvSwitch: placeholder
  • data-bvAppend: Add suffix to a value
  • data-bvPrepend: Add prefix to a value
  • data-bvEmpty: Sets value to a character, if input is empty.
  • data-bvTransform: Erasing spaces from value
  <div class="form-row">
    <input type="text" data-bvStrict="notEmpty" data-bvSwitch="Fill your name">
    <div class="help-block error-message">Fill your name</div>
  <div class="form-row">
    <input type="text" data-bvStrict="email" data-bvEmpty="@">
    <div class="help-block error-message">Fill valid e-mail address</div>
  <div class="form-row">
    <input type="password" data-bvStrict="reg:^.{5,}">
    <div class="help-block error-message">Password must have at least 5 letters</div>

3. Add some CSS to hide the error message on initialization and to style the input fields based on the validation status.

form .help-block.error-message { color: #a94442 }

form .help-block.error-message.error { display: block }

form .help-block.valid-message { color: #3c763d }

form .row.error .error-message { display: block }

form .row.error input { border-color: #a94442 }

form .row.valid .valid-message { display: block }

form .row.valid input { border-color: #3c763d }

form input.error { border-color: #a94442 }

form input.valid { border-color: #3c763d }

form label.error { color: #a94442 }

form label.valid { color: #3c763d }

4. Call the plugin to initialize the form validator.


5. Available options.

// Selectors
errorClass: 'error',
errorMessageClass: 'error-message',
validClass: 'valid',
rowClass: 'row',

// Hide error after focusing input
onFocusHideError: false,

// If true, add extra on key up validation
onKeyUpValidate: false,

// Other options: 'direct'
domType: 'row',

// Callback functions
onValid: function() {},
onInvalid: function() {},
beforeSubmit: function() {},
onSubmitFail: function() {},
onFocusIn: function() {},
onFocusOut: function() {},
onKeyUp: function() {}

6. Add custom validation rules using validation() method.

jQuery.bValidator.validation('rule_name', function(value, args, elem) {
  return true/false;

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by jBenes. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.