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I have an element that conditionally appears that is required to be filled out when visible. (using ng-required)
However, when it is not visible, I’m getting the following error:
An invalid form control with name=” is not focusable
How do I force ng-required to work ONLY if it element is visible. I do not want to enter novalidate in the form, because if I do, when the element is visible, the validation does not occur.
How to solve :
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Like this, using a boolean for both
<form> <input type="text" ng-show="displayCondition" ng-required="displayCondition"/> </form>
Good question – a lot of people do not realize that passing
ng-required disables the directive.
I solved it very easy with using ng-if instead of ng-show! Us only ng-if. When it is not visible the element is not in the code anymore. So the browser will not validate it.
Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂