Browsers will prevent the form from submitting if there are any required input fields. This works well with lightning:input - the form won't submit until the fields with required=true are filled. However, setting this attribute on lightning:combobox does nothing - the form submits with an empty field.

Here is a component example with two fields in the form. Both are required. The form won't submit until you complete the Name field (lightning:input) but it will submit even if the Language field is left blank (lightning:combobox).

Any ideas on how to solve this without resorting to Java Script validation?

<aura:component access="global">
    <aura:attribute name="languageOptions" type="List" default="[
        {'label': 'English', 'value': 'English'},
        {'label': 'French', 'value': 'French'},
        {'label': 'Chinese', 'value': 'Chinese'},

    <form onsubmit="{!c.handleSubmit}">
        <lightning:input required="true" label="Name" name="name" />
        <lightning:combobox required="true" label="Language" options="{!v.languageOptions}"/>
        <lightning:button variant="brand" type="submit" name="save" label="Save" />
  • 2
    Why don't you try to validate those fields on your controller? Jan 19 '20 at 19:33
  • Because I want a native form element behavior as intended. Why would I need a controller for that?
    – pvukovic
    Jan 20 '20 at 1:04
  • I think it gives you more flexibility and control over your require fields, validations, etc. It also allows you to modify the user experience when dealing with errors... I think that the main reason is flexibility... Jan 20 '20 at 16:37

Flexibility would be the ability to have either the component validate itself if it's empty and have a custom validation if necessary to override or replace the standard validation, like... you know, regular input.

Here... there's no Flexibility, the standard validation simply don't EXIST and we had to code our own validation ourselves.

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