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Object Reference not set to an instance of an object

Object Reference not set to an instance of an object

(OP)
Afternoon All!

I hope this is the right forum, if not, please let me know!

I'm in the process of creating a VB, web based application, with an SQL back-end.

I have multiple forms completed and working fine, however, I now have an issue with the following line of code and I have absolutely no idea why!

Public constr As String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ABMSOPConnString").ConnectionString

Any advice would be gratefully recieved....any further information required then plase let me know.

Many thanks

Steve

RE: Object Reference not set to an instance of an object



Did you remember to put "Imports System.Configuration" at the top of the form code?

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RE: Object Reference not set to an instance of an object

(OP)
I did indeed Jebenson....that's what is more than a little confusing!

RE: Object Reference not set to an instance of an object

The only other thing I can think of is that you don't actually have a connection string named ABMSOPConnString in your configuration file.

Put a break on the line, and then set up a watch on ConfigurationManager, ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ABMSOPConnString"), and ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ABMSOPConnString").ConnectionString. This should tell you which part is null. I'll wager that ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ABMSOPConnString").ConnectionString is returning null, and that's why you're getting this error.

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RE: Object Reference not set to an instance of an object

I'd step through a loop of the connections collection, to observe the Name of each

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