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Cancel AJAX Requests with the AjaxManager or AjaxPanel


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How can I cancel an Ajax request with the Telerik UI for ASP.NET AjaxManager or AjaxPanel?


To cancel an AJAX request, in the OnRequestStart client-side event handler of the AjaxManager or AjaxPanel, call the set_cancel(true) to prevent the request from continuing.

<telerik:RadCodeBlock ID="RadCodeBlock1" runat="server">
    <script type='text/javascript'>
                function OnRequestStart(ajaxPanel, eventArgs) {
                    var eventTarget = eventArgs.get_eventTarget();
                    if (eventTarget == "<%= Button1.UniqueID %>") {
                        if (!CheckZipCode()) {
                            eventArgs.set_enableAjax(false); // cancel the ajax request

                function CheckZipCode() {
                    var zipCode = $get('<%= TextBox1.ClientID %>').value;
                    if (zipCode.length != 5) {
                        alert('Please enter a valid 5 digit postal code!');
                        return false;
                    else {
                        var fiveDigitCheckRE = /^\d{5}$/ //regular expression for checking a 5 digit number
                        if ( == -1) {
                            alert("Only digits are allowed!");
                            return false;
                    return true;

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