Creating a custom client-side validation

In the Writing your own validators recipe, we created a standalone validator. In this recipe, we will modify a validator to create extra client-side validation, which also checks the number of words.

Getting ready

Create a new application by using the Composer package manger, as described in the official guide at http://www.yiiframework.com/doc-2.0/guide-startinstallation.html.

How to do it...

  1. Create @app/components/WordsValidator.php as follows:
    <?php namespace app\components; use yii\validators\Validator; class WordsValidator extends Validator { public $size = 50; public $message = 'The number of words must be less than {size}'; public function validateValue($value) { preg_match_all('/(\w+)/i', $value, $matches); ...

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