I build a form with the webform module and hooked it to be able to submit it via AJAX:

function mytheme_form_alter(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id)
  if ( isset($form['#webform_id']) && $form['#webform_id'] == 'myform' )
    // add an AJAX callback to the form submission
    $form['actions']['submit']['#ajax'] = array(
      'callback' => '\Drupal\mymodule\Controller\DefaultController::submitMyForm',
      'event' => 'click',

Now i'd like to prevent the form submission in the submitMyForm-function when a certain condition takes place. How can I achieve that?

And how can I submit it when the condition doesn't take place?


This worked:

function submitMyForm(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id)
   if ( $condition ) {
      $form_state->setErrorByName('field_name', t('error message'));

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Sitepoint has a nice example of Ajax form validation in Drupal 8:


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