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Posted on 2007-03-20
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This is driving me nuts.  Ok, I created a property in our User class.  I then try to use it in a code-behind class

User class has the following code in this order:

Private _EBookPolicyAccepted As DateTime = DateTime.MinValue

    Public Property EBookPolicyAccepted() As DateTime
        Get
            Return _EBookPolicyAccepted
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As DateTime)
            _EBookPolicyAccepted = Value
        End Set
    End Property

    Private Sub InitValues(ByRef dr As SqlDataReader)
     ...
            If Not IsDBNull(dr("EBookPolicyAccepted")) Then
                _EBookPolicyAccepted = DBConvert.CvDate(dr("EBookPolicyAccepted"))
            End If
     ...
    End Sub

The user class compiles ok.

Now, in the code-behind of the page I'm working on I have code in this order as so:

    Dim cUser As New CurrentUser
    Dim vUser As New AAY.VC.User(cUser.UserID)

...
    Private ReadOnly Property EbookPolicyAccepted() As DateTime
        Get
            Return vUser.EBookPolicyAccepted
        End Get
    End Property

...

    Private Sub BookRepeater_ItemDataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.RepeaterItemEventArgs) Handles BookRepeater.ItemDataBound

...
            ElseIf (Me.EbookPolicyAccepted = DateTime.MinValue) Then
                eBookPolicyMessage.Text = "something here"
...
End Sub

I keep getting an error on this line stating a System Null Exception.  I know that the default value in the database for that field is NULL but not sure how to handle and pass it so that I can do that last check in that If statement you see.  Obviously I'm not doing this correctly so not sure how.
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 500 total points
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Hi dba123,

You might be able to do something like this....

            ElseIf IsDBNull(Me.EbookPolicyAccepted) Then
                eBookPolicyMessage.Text = "something here"

Regards,

Wayne
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by:dba123
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someone updated a stored proc I was using and fricking took out a field.  That was the problem....ahhh
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LOL!
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