Form validation is the process of checking that a form has been filled in correctly before it is processed.
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Validation server controls are a series of controls that help you validate the data that the user enters into the other controls that are provided with ASP. They determine whether the form can be processed based upon the rules that you define in the validation server controls.
One of the most common elements of Web pages is a form in which the user can input data that is posted back to the server.
It makes your page much more user-friendly, and takes out the frustration of having to fill out the same form repeatedly.
It's also very precise, as you can point out the exact field where there's a problem.
There are two main methods for validating forms: (usually done using Java Script).